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EPA Nominee Jackson Promises Science Will Trump Politics

Article: 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 to Develop First East Coast Offshore Wind Farm

Article: New Jersey to Develop First East Coast Offshore Wind Farm

NEWARK, New Jersey, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Garden State Offshore Energy has won a $4 million grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to develop what will be the first offshore wind farm on the East Coast. It will be located southeast of Atlantic City, at least 16 miles off the coast.…

New Jersey Carbon Cap and Trade Plan Called 'Timid'

Article: 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…

Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

Article: Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

NEWARK, New Jersey, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – The removal of contaminated sediment from the lower Passaic River took a step forward Monday when an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two companies was signed at a park overlooking the river. The deal requires Occidental Chemical and Tierra Solutions to remove 200,000 cubic…

New Jersey Seeks to Outsource Pollution Cleanups

Article: New Jersey Seeks to Outsource Pollution Cleanups

TRENTON, New Jersey, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – Pre-empting legislative debate and the work of its own newly convened task force, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will privatize pollution control and deregulate toxic cleanups, according to statements by the agency’s top official. This decision will jeopardize public health protections and further enmesh the…

New Jersey Stream Buffers Cut Back by Senior Environmental Official

Article: New Jersey Stream Buffers Cut Back by Senior Environmental Official

TRENTON, New Jersey, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – The commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has revoked her own order issued little more than a year ago protecting stream buffers. These strips of grass, shrubs, and trees beside streams provide cooling shade and act to remove pollutants in urban stormwater, reduce erosion…

New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

Article: New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

Air pollution knows no borders (Photo credit unknown) TRENTON, New Jersey, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – Because air pollution recognizes no borders, the state of New Jersey today filed suit against the owner of a coal-fired power plant across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Alleging that Reliant Energy MidAtlantic Power Holdings modified its coal-fired Portland…

New Jersey Clears Landfill for Camden Renewal

Article: New Jersey Clears Landfill for Camden Renewal

CAMDEN, New Jersey, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – A municipal landfill that has been out of operation for more than 35 years is being cleaned up by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The cleanup paves the way for construction of a multimillion-dollar Salvation Army community center that is part of the renewal of…