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.
The floriculture industry in New Jersey is worth about $195 million a year, according to the Department of Agriculture. Combined with the nursery, horticulture and sod industry, that accounts for about $445 million.
A report by the Goodman Group found that claims of economic benefits from the PennEast Pipeline were inaccurate. The study was commissioned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, which opposes the pipeline.
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