With all the rightful focus the environmental community is placing on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you'd be forgiven for not hearing about another contentious proposed pipeline. There are echoes of Jane Jacobs versus Robert Moses here.
So New Jersey might not have a ban on fracking after all. Though the state legislature approved a ban on the natural gas extraction process at the end of June, governor Chris Christie has vetoed the bill, sending it back to
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Earlier this week, residents in East Brunswick, New Jersey reported seeing a black bear wandering through their suburb, so wildlife officials were dispatched to pick him up -- but the bear proved no easy catch. For three days the
We knew this might be coming for the last three months: New Jersey has become the first state in the US to enact a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, popularly known as fracking. The vote in the state senate was 31-1 and in the
During Chris Christie's 2009 campaign for governor, he boasted that he would be the state's "number one clean energy advocate". And ever since then, he's courageously done everything in his power to ...
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, officially described as the "first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions" with the goal of a 10-percent reduction from the power sector by 2018,
If New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gets his way at a budget hearing today, state funds that had been dedicated to clean energy will be redirected to highway-widening and other fossil fuel-promoting development projects;
Some good news/bad news or at least good news/interesting news on fracking, good news first: As TruthOut reports, New Jersey legislators have put forth a bill that would ban fracking in the state, making it the first state in the nation to do so. So
Neg Norton is president of the Yellow Pages Association, a group that's taken some hits on TreeHugger for pushing paper phone books. Today, his association is rolling out a new, national opt-out Internet site, where
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pushed successfully to "outsource" one of the major functions of the State Department of Environmental Protection: cleaning up contaminated industrial sites. This will no doubt save money for NJ
Adam Stein once wrote dismissively of vertical farming: "the notion of spending "hundreds of millions" of dollars to build weird, poorly sited temples of food production in areas much better suited to dense, green residential and retail space....
One more step towards getting some offshore wind farms built in the northeast US: As Renewable Energy World reports, an environmental impact assessment looking at proposed offshore wind farms in New Jersey shows that there