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NJ Sierra Club Director Praises Legislative Action to Block Changes to Flood Hazard Plan

1-19-16
NJ Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel says the Christie administration's proposed changes to the rules to protect land in flood zones would have rolled back protections.
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New Jersey’s Untapped Potential for Wind Energy

1-7-16
Research shows New Jersey has more potential than any other state in the region to produce offshore wind power, but it has yet to create a financing plan to make it affordable.
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Sea Level Rise Threatens Survival of Barrier Islands

1-5-16
One expert believes New Jersey's barrier islands will no longer be inhabitable in 50 years because of rising ocean levels.
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Natural Gas Pipeline Through the Pine Barrens One Step Closer To Being Built

12-17-15
The BPU voted unanimously to approve the controversial project that will convert the BL England Power Plant, in Cape May County, from a coal and oil-burning facility into cleaner, natural gas.
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Toxic NJ: Cleanup Backlog

12-10-15
Thousands of old gas stations have oil tanks still in the ground, while others sit abandoned. Cleanup is slow and expensive.
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Investigating: Toxic NJ

12-10-15
Toxic NJ is a three-part series that delves into the issue of oil and gasoline contamination from leaking underground storage tanks and the impact on homeowners and the environment.
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Toxic NJ: The Hidden Liabilities of Hidden Oil Tanks

12-9-15
One environmental attorney calls it the Wild Wild West – insurance companies exclude liability for home fuel oil tanks, so homeowners are left on the hook for remediation.
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Toxic NJ: The Cost of Contamination

12-8-15
Even after homeowners remove oil tanks from their properties, contaminated soil can remain. And worse — those oil plumes can spread underground to neighbors who then have their own remediation problems to deal with.
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New Jersey’s Industrial Coast Remains Vulnerable to the Next Extreme Storm

12-8-15
Has the state done enough to ensure that North Jersey’s massive spills of sewage and diesel fuel aren’t a disaster waiting to happen again?
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Protesters Fight Back Against Expansion of Bear Harvest

12-3-15
An estimated 3,500 black bears live in New Jersey, and state regulators say that’s too many. They cite a rising number of incidents where bears interacted with people and property.