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EPA Nominee Jackson Promises Science Will Trump Politics

EPA Nominee Jackson Promises Science Will Trump Politics

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – Scientific integrity and the rule of law will be the “two core values” guiding decisions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the incoming Obama administration, the president elect’s nominee to head the agency vowed today at her confirmation hearing. The promises of nominee Lisa Jackson were met…

New Jersey Seeks Public Input on Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

New Jersey Seeks Public Input on Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

TRENTON, New Jersey, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – New Jersey environmental officials have released a proposal to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Mauriello has invited the public to comment on the recommendations outlined in a draft report published on the state’s Global Warming website. “While this plan…

New Jersey Bond Sale Funds 67 Water Infrastructure Upgrades

New Jersey Bond Sale Funds 67 Water Infrastructure Upgrades

TRENTON, New Jersey, October 31, 2008 (ENS) – Chairman of the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Robert A. Briant, Sr. Thursday announced the sale of over $128.4 million in bonds to help finance 67 environmental protection projects worth more than $300 million across the state. These projects will provide new or upgraded drinking water and…

New Jersey Carbon Cap and Trade Plan Called 'Timid'

New Jersey Carbon Cap and Trade Plan Called 'Timid'

TRENTON, New Jersey, July 17, 2008 (ENS) – A newly proposed cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, CO2, in New Jersey may do little to combat global warming, charges Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a nonprofit association of government workers. The trading program proposed by the administration of…

Red Knots Get to Feast on Horseshoe Crab Eggs

Red Knots Get to Feast on Horseshoe Crab Eggs

TRENTON, New Jersey, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday signed legislation imposing a moratorium on harvesting horseshoe crabs in New Jersey so that starving shorebirds can feed. Horseshoe crab eggs at Delaware Bay are a primary source of food for red knots on their way north to breed in the Canadian Arctic.…

New Jersey Bans Disposal of Electronic Waste

New Jersey Bans Disposal of Electronic Waste

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. “The type of waste generated by…

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Coastal and Ocean Protection Bill

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Coastal and Ocean Protection Bill

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill Monday that would establish a New Jersey Coastal and Ocean Protection Council to help safeguard the state’s resources. The state Senate passed the same bill on December 10, 2007 and environmental groups now are asking that Governor Jon Corzine sign…