"Exxon Mobil Settles With New Jersey Over Environmental Damage"

Environmental Economics

billion in damages from  Exxon Mobil Corporation for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows and waters in New Jersey has been quietly settled by the state for around $250 million. The lawsuits, filed in 2004, had been litigated by the administrations of four New Jersey governors, finally advancing last year to trial. From the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No.

A revenue neutral carbon tax in. New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Jared Walczak at the Tax Foundation : On November 1st, New Jersey residents will start paying considerably higher gas taxes, with the rate rising from 14.5 Right now, New Jersey has the second-lowest motor fuel tax in the nation (14.5 billion in new revenue each year, with rates adjusting to keep collections constant. In subsequent years, however, the cuts will be larger than the new gas tax revenue.


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Costs of beach nourishment in New Jersey

Environmental Economics

Cornelia Dean: New Jersey has embraced this approach with gusto. Farrell , a professor of marine geology at Stockton College of New Jersey, said that since 1985 80 million cubic yards of sand had been applied on 54 of the state’s 97 miles of developed coastline: a truckload of sand for every foot of beach. Stewart C.

New Jersey gets its first LEED-certified hotel

Green Traveler Guides

E lement Ewing Hopewell , a new eco-chic boutique hotel, has earned a coveted LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Located in the central New Jersey town of Ewing , it is the state ‘s first LEED-certified hotel. New Jersey gets its first LEED-certified hotel is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certification Hotels New Jersey News Element Ewing LEED| Green Travel News |.

New Jersey kids doing hydroponics? forghedaboudit!

Green Prophet

There are green things growing in a New Jersey public school, a small shift from the traditional farming that gives the “Garden State” its nickname. A newly installed lab within the school greenhouse will help teach a new crop of children to grow food without soil. In an interview with the Montclair Times, she said the idea for a hydroponics lab arose last summer during discussions about new learning initiatives.

Threatened Bats Find a Slice of Paradise in New Jersey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Protected forests, like the one at High Mountain Preserve and others yet to be found, give bats that were devastated by white-nose syndrome room to reproduce and recover. From the Field Wildlife Bats Bioacoustics Disease & Parasites Mammals Protected Areas Research Technology

Parts of New Jersey under Martial Law

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) NEW JERSEY, November 4, 2012: It has been confirmed by the Ocean County Sheriff Department, and others, that certain areas of New Jersey are under Martial Law following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. There have been forcible relocation of citizens from the Barrier Islands, and some towns, including Jersey City, are imposing a curfew and arresting people for being still being out of doors as early as 7:00 PM.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Lose-Lose Move for New Jersey

Sierra Club Compass

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo: Bob Jagendorf). New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is doing whatever he can to prevent his state from supporting clean energy jobs and climate action. RGGI has already helped create thousands of jobs in New Jersey while curbing carbon pollution from power plants -- and it’d be a key way in which the state could meet the new carbon standards established by President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. "People

New Jersey sets its sights on a decarbonized economy


See the original post here: New Jersey sets its sights on a decarbonized economy. The state is planning comprehensively for economy-wide decarbonization, and putting meaningful, near-term policies in place to affordably reduce emissions. Business Eco Green affordably-reduce and-putting decarbonization overcome-shared planning-comprehensively renewable energy

Congratulations, Cory Booker! Victory in New Jersey Senate Race

Sierra Club Compass

That’s why the election results from yesterday’s special election in New Jersey were such a welcome sign. Booker will bring a breath of fresh air to the Senate and carry on the strong environmental legacies of past Senators from New Jersey like Frank Lautenberg, Bob Menendez, Clifford Case, and Bill Bradley. It is very important to New Jersey that our leadership stands for science, stands with the consensus of the New Jersey people."

After Sandy, We Need a Climate Champ Like Cory Booker in New Jersey

Sierra Club Compass

This year, New Jersey and the United States lost an environmental hero with the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg. Throughout his long career in Congress, Senator Lautenberg worked tirelessly to protect our air and our water here in New Jersey and across the country.   In Washington, Booker will follow in the tradition of New Jersey’s other Senators with a strong record on the environment like Lautenberg, Bob Menendez, Clifford Case, and Bill Bradley. 

Behind New Jersey’s ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind


Behind New Jersey’s ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind Sarah Golden Thu, 07/09/2020 – 01:00 If you want to know what state-level clean energy leadership looks like, look no further than New Jersey. One person at the center of these initiatives is Joseph Fiordaliso, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. We just passed a very, I think, most impressive energy efficiency ruling here in the state of New Jersey.

Dead Zone Potential Off Coast Of New Jersey

Eco Friendly Daily

Both of these scenarios appear to have occurred off the coast of New Jersey in the Untied States and have caused a large algae bloom. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently noted a large algae bloom stretching at least 100 miles situated off the coast of New Jersey. In addition to the cold water nutrients, recent storms in New York have caused large amounts of pollution to enter the waters.

Wild Pollinator Habitat Benefits Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

The results from our New Jersey study can easily apply to other regions growing similar crops with similar weather conditions, and New Jersey makes a good benchmark because agricultural revenues in the state are an important economic driver: farm revenues reached $1.12 This table shows the value of production attributable to wild pollinators in New Jersey (based on average prices and yields, 2007-2011).

New Study: Coastal Nature Reduces Risk from Storm Impacts for 1.3 Million U.S. Residents

Nature Conservancy - Science

coastline, according to a new study just published in the journal Nature Climate Change. 16% of Immediate US Coastline at ‘High Hazard’ Risk; Florida, New York and California Benefit the Most from Coastal Habitats. Coauthored by scientists with the Natural Capital Project and The Nature Conservancy, the new study offers the first map of where natural habitats reduce coastal-storm risk for lives and property values along the entire U.S. Storm, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Grow lettuce like astronauts at American Hydroponics course

Green Prophet

You can always contact our friend Henry over in New York to custom-build you a hydroponics workshop or farm. Or head over to New Jersey for a professional workshop put on by the experts and hydroponics suppliers of American Hydroponics. Fall is a great time to visit New York City, and New Jersey is a short train or bus ride away. New Jersey is also making headlines since Aerofarms has started growing greens at a $30 million installation.

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Cape May, NJ: green is here to stay

Green Traveler Guides

G reen New Jersey ? In fact, New Jersey is one of the nation’s most proactive promoters of ecotourism. As an aside, it’s instructive to compare Cape May’s success with the struggles of another historic Jersey Shore destination that’s less than an hour’s drive to the north. New Jersey has some of the best incentives in the country to go solar, including checks from the local utility company if you give surplus electricity back to the grid.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, October 10

Cool Green Science

Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy hit, New Jersey residents want their politicians to do something about climate change. There are lots of climate change updates in today’s green news. Humans are living longer these days, and guess what that means for endangered specie s? ( UC Davis ). Bloomberg ). Love fish for dinner ? Here are some things you should know about your restaurant/grocery store choices. ( NPR ).

Operation Osprey Banding

Cool Green Science

Mary Conti is the public relations manager for The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey. It was osprey banding day and nothing was going to stop us from exploring the platforms dotting New Jersey’s Maurice River Township marsh, a Public Service Electric & Gas estuary enhancement restoration site, for all things small and feathered. But for me, the New Jersey chapter’s PR rep, and IT manager Nigel Robinson, it was a far cry from our regular desk jobs.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 27

Cool Green Science

A new invasive bug in Florida is threatening the state’s citrus crop. ( Did extreme weather cause a tsunami in New Jersey ? Like to drink orange juice in the morning? Then you’ll be interested in today’s green news. NPR ). Experts and journalists have weighed in, and here are four key moments of Obama’s climate change speech. TreeHugger ). Huffington Post ). Since when did feeding birds constitute a charge of illegally feeding wildlife ? ( MNN ).

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Environmental Economics: Where I'll be Friday night

Environmental Economics

Main | When males write the faculty anti-discrimination rules » March 21, 2011 Where Ill be Friday night It's ON: The Battle of Env-Econ: Ohio State versus Kentucky, Newark, New Jersey, 9:45 PM ET.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 5

Cool Green Science

Trouble is arriving in New Jersey on six legs, and it doesn’t bode well for the state’s pine forests. ( Think humans are apex predators? Think again. Despite what you may think, we aren’t apex predators like sharks and lions; but meat eating is on the rise worldwide. Mongabay ). A carbon tax isn’t here yet, but some surprising companies are already planning for it. Huffington Post ).

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"When I heard about the Big Man’s passing on Saturday night, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling that the days of my youth were now finally over"*

Environmental Economics

*New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Clarence Clemons' passing

Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Coal Ash Dumps Threaten Our Health » Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's tragic devastation, a recent New York Times blog post showed that many electric vehicle drivers in the New York/New Jersey area are finding it easier to fuel their vehicles than those who rely on gasoline. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City : Comments. Compass.

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Cool Green Science

New York City is a prime example of how the natural and urban environments can blend together to enable sustainable growth. Through PlaNYC , Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s sustainability plan, New York is investing $1.5 He previously served as the Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability. Image: New York City skyline. The following post originally appeared on UMB’s Future Cities.

Powerlessness & Gratitude: Message from post-Sandy NJ

Green Living Ideas

We are in northern, New Jersey. We were hit pretty hard by Sandy, but from what I can tell, we got off easy compared to lower Manhattan, Queens and the Jersey shore. My heart has been warmed by my personal experiences in our own community of people extending themselves readily and heartily to help neighbors, but I’ve also loved the many stories (and new ones every day) from all over this devastated area.

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The hidden side of solar panels*

Environmental Economics

Similarly, we could consider state policies that made New Jersey one of the fastest growing markets for solar power panels. Installing solar panels in New Jersey instead of the sunnier desert southwest is like throwing away about 30 percent of the power production potential of the equipment. Mike Giberson: File it under “Ya think???”.

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Frankenstorm Sandy helps improve New Yorkers' math skills

Environmental Economics

New York City and Long Island are following in New Jersey’s footsteps in instituting an odd-even gas rationing system. In an effort to ease long lines associated with the the fuel crunch taking place in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a rationing system will go into effect on Friday.

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Cognitive dissonance

Environmental Economics

A trio of state polls released this week show voters in states such as Georgia, New Jersey and Utah do not support an increase in their gas taxes to pay for new transportation projects.    Similarly, 68 percent of New Jersey voters said they are opposed to a gas tax increase in that state, where drivers currently are paying an extra 10.5 Because transportation infrastructure is a gift from god?

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Beware when federal officials request innovative ideas

Environmental Economics

Here is another innovative idea, don't subsidize risky living: A string of artificial islands off the coast of New Jersey and New York could blunt the impact of storm surges that proved so deadly during Superstorm Sandy, according to a new proposal. From Maryland to New Hampshire, the storm was blamed for 159 deaths, and New Jersey and New York alone claimed a total of nearly $79bn in damage.

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Daily Supply and Demand

Environmental Economics

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening nearly 10% of the nation's refining capacity that lies in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Gasoline futures traded in New York have already spiked, rising 10 cents a gallon this week, largely on fears there will be a disruption in output from the refineries, barge routes or pipelines serving the heavily populated eastern seaboard.

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Ten questions about Hurricane Sandy

Environmental Economics

  What if New Jersey's residents knew that there would never be another FEMA $ for rebuilding their state's residential and commercial structures and any new structures that would be built post-Hurricane Sandy would  have to withstand future natural disasters or the people of New Jersey would be on the hook for such damage?

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Recycled Playground Challenge from TerraCycle

Green Living Ideas

Starting March 11, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland are eligible to compete for two new playgrounds made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free, national program hosted by Colgate and TerraCycle.

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No wonder I got the f@$% out of North Carolina

Environmental Economics

More than New Jersey?  More than New freakin’ York?! Maryland and New Jersey were the runners-up, followed by Louisiana and Illinois. What the @#$%, Ohio? You swear more than Illinois? That’s the finding of the Seattle-based Marchex Institute, and if you don’t like it, you probably shouldn’t tell researchers where to stick it. They already think the Buckeye State has the tact of a drunken fool.

Quote of the Day

Environmental Economics

"[The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative] is nothing more than a tax on electricity, a tax on our residents and on businesses with no discernible effect on our environment," [New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie] said. "We "We remain completely committed to the idea that we have a responsibility to make the environment of our state and world better. We're not going to do it by participating in gimmicky programs that don't work."

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3 Countries You Must Visit if You Love iGaming

Green Prophet

New Jersey has been one of the first states to fully embrace iGaming, which is one of the reasons why the New Jersey iGaming industry saw a revenue surge of almost 24% from March to April 2021.

Stopping A Pipeline Before It Starts

Environmental News Network

The pipeline, which is being proposed by the Pilgrim Pipeline Company, will connect from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey. The pipeline would go through the New Jersey Highlands, which is responsible for providing drinking water to half of New Jersey residents! Two weeks ago I attended a local Sierra Club meeting as follow up to the People’s Climate March.

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Pronounced "Reggie"

Environmental Economics

 From the NYTimes editorial page :  New Jersey, under its new governor, Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will join — more precisely, rejoin — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine Eastern and New England states that has achieved substantial emissions reductions from large power plants since its start in 2009. George Pataki of New York invited other Northeast governors to join a regional effort to reduce carbon emissions.

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Some like it hot*

Environmental Economics

representative for New Jersey’s 12th congressional district from 1999 to 2015. “We From the Washington Post: In a letter dated Tuesday , 31 leading U.S. scientific organizations sent members of Congress a no-nonsense message that human-caused climate change is real, poses risks to society and is backed by overwhelming evidence.

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A sad attempt to get you to read my paper

Environmental Economics

Engineer Stephen Rose and colleagues estimated that over a 20-year span many turbine towers would buckle in wind farms enduring hurricane-force winds off the coasts of four states — Massachusetts, New Jersey , North Carolina and Texas — where offshore wind-farm projects are now under consideration.

Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

Sierra Club Compass

The Portland coal site was key for grassroots organizers because sulfur dioxide pollution from the plant affects families in other states, such as New Jersey and Connecticut, in addition to nearby communities. NRG has also agreed to invest $1 million to benefit the environment in New Jersey and Connecticut, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're It's never too early to shut down coal.

Well s**t, while you're at it, why not do the same for car loans and mortgages?

Environmental Economics

I transferred to a state college in New Jersey, closer to home. ONE late summer afternoon when I was 17, I went with my mother to the local bank, a long-defunct institution whose name I cannot remember, to apply for my first student loan. My mother co-signed. When we finished, the banker, a balding man in his late 50s, congratulated us, as if I had just won some kind of award rather than signed away my young life.

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