Activists at march call on governor to prevent further pollution in Newark

Activists at march call on governor to prevent further pollution in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — More than 200 residents and activists joined a “March for Clean Air” on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to protest proposals for two projects in Newark’s Ironbound. Aries Clean Technologies is looking to build an industrial facility to process human waste and the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, a state agency within Gov. Phil Murphy’s […]

State law now in effect to restrict use of plastic straws

TRENTON, NJ –– A provision of New Jersey’s commitment to reduce plastics pollution statewide took effect Thursday, Nov. 4; now, food-service businesses may provide single-use plastic straws to a customer only upon request. Food-service businesses include all restaurants, convenience stores and fast-food businesses, each of which must also educate their employees and customers about the […]

State files to hold alleged polluters in Irvington, Newark accountable

State files to hold alleged polluters in Irvington, Newark accountable

IRVINGTON / NEWARK, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced Oct. 8 the filing of seven new environmental enforcement actions across the state, including six to hold polluters accountable for contamination in environmental justice communities. Five of these six environmental justice lawsuits focus on […]

Acting AG announces settlement with EPA to protect NJ from air pollution

Acting AG announces settlement with EPA to protect NJ from air pollution

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced July 29 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to take action on air pollution reduction plans submitted by certain “upwind” states as part of a settlement reached between EPA and “downwind” states New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Massachusetts, as well as […]

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 18.4 acres of open space on Lion Gate Drive in Bloomfield officially became a park on June 14, as officials cut the ribbon while standing at the center of the new turf soccer field on land that was once an industrial glass factory. In addition to the field, Lion Gate Park […]

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