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Former Gov. Florio Says Energy Master Plan Aims to Conserve

12-31-13
Former Gov. Jim Florio says that the Energy Master Plan can help New Jersey conserve energy by switching to wind and solar energy.

Meadowlands to undergo plant life study

12-26-13
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Commission has received a federal grant to study whether there are barriers to restoring several areas in the northern New Jersey region. The federal Environmental Protection Administration is contributing ...

Animal advocates sue over airport battle with owls

12-25-13
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut animal advocacy group has sued several federal agencies over a recently halted practice of shooting snowy owls near airport runways in New York. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1cRxnbt ) that ...
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Margate Sends DEP Request to be Removed From Beach Replenishment Project

12-24-13
Margate residents voted against the Army Corps dune building project and the mayor and commissioners sent a resolution to the DEP requesting to be removed from it.
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NRG Energy Wants to Help Customers Use Energy Smartly

12-24-13
NRG Energy Northeast Retail President Jim Steffes says the utility provider wants to keep customers for the long term and help them use energy in a smarter way.

NJ nuke plant back online after maintenance work

12-21-13
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has returned to service after crews completed some maintenance work on a system that regulates pressure to the steam turbines. Officials at the Oyster Creek plant in Lacey ...

Emotions run high in Pinelands gas pipeline plan

12-21-13
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey agency tasked with protecting the largest tract of open space between Virginia and Boston will decide next month whether to side with a forest sitting atop 17 trillion gallons of some of the most ...

NJ county bans hydraulic fracturing

12-20-13
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In a largely symbolic measure, Middlesex County has become the first in New Jersey to ban hydraulic fracturing, a method of drilling for natural gas. The county's freeholder board unanimously adopted the ban Thursday. So ...

Guilty plea in NJ in rhino horn smuggling ring

12-19-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese national has admitted running an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhino horns. Zhifei Li made the admission in federal court in Newark on Thursday. The 29-year-old resident of Shandong, China, pleaded ...
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Pinelands Preservation Alliance Director Says Pipeline Does Not Meet Regulations

12-18-13
Assistant Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance Dr. Jaclyn Rhoads says that the proposed natural gas pipeline does not meet the regulations of the Pinelands Commission and its members should reject it.