Posts Tagged ‘ New Jersey ’

Hurricane Sandy released 10 billion gallons of sewage into NY and NJ waterways

May 1st, 2013 | By

Hurricane Sandy’s huge coastal floods flushed 10 billion gallons of sewage into New York and New Jersey’s waterways, according to a new report.

Virtually all of the sewage leaked into rivers, lakes, streams and oceans between Washington, D.C. and Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from Climate Central and NYDailyNews.

East Coast Greenway Clears Gritty Hurdle

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

The New Jersey trail is the latest step forward for the greenway—which at more than 7,000 acres is one of the largest public spaces being developed in the country, according to the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The Wall Street Journal reports on a newly completed section of the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.

Pennsylvania coal power plant blamed for polluting N.J. air must better control its emissions, federal authorities rule

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

Under the rule, 27 states, including New Jersey, must install better pollution control equipment. The EPA says this is the only way those states can meet the federal Clean Air Act, though opponents say it could increase electricity prices and cause layoffs.

New Jersey’s Commitment to Transit Has Shrunk Over Past 8 Years

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

With commuters still reeling from an NJ Transit derailment that has snarled travel across the region, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign — a regional transportation policy watchdog group — warned today that New Jersey’s commitment to public transit had waned. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign reports.

Oyster Creek Reactor in New Jersey to Close by 2019

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

The Oyster Creek nuclear reactor in New Jersey will be shut down by 2019, at least 10 years before its license expires, in a deal with state environmental regulators that will allow it to operate until then without building costly cooling towers.

NJ DEP chief says parks will close ‘over my dead body’

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

NJ DEP Commissioner Bob Martin told The Press of Atlantic City he is trying to find new sources of money to pay for park police, interpreters, campground attendants, lake lifeguards and other staff.

Trial begins in NJ’s clean-air suit against Western Pa. power company

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A federal trial has begun in Pittsburgh in a lawsuit filed by New Jersey and four other states to force coal-fired power plants in western Pennsylvania to take steps to clean up emissions of pollutants that degrade air quality in downwind states, including New Jersey. New Jersey is joined by Connecticut, Maryland, New York and

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N.J. DEP toughens sulfur rules to improve air quality

Aug 31st, 2010 | By

A new maximum sulfur content standard of 500 parts per million for home heating oil and lighter grade fuel oil will take effect on July 1, 2014, and a second phase of more stringent standards to reduce sulfur to 15 parts per million will take effect on July 1, 2016. That is down from current

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Sierra Club approves of NJ wind site

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey brownfield where once BP distributed oil may soon become one of the first places where turbines are assembled for wind farms off the Atlantic Ocean. The site is poised to become the chief benefactor of a bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Chris Christie that will help

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Sewer Plants Ask Christie Administration to Relax Water Supply Protections | PEER

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Bid to hike sewage content of Jersey rivers Trenton — Wastewater treatment companies have asked the Christie administration to allow more pollutants to be discharged into New Jersey’s rivers and streams.  The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and a coalition of 17 other groups are opposing the proposed

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