October 22 - Election Preview
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Going On In NJ
The NEW JERSEY Department of Environmental Protection enacts a new rule to cap the amount of compounds known as PFNAs, short for perfluorononanoic acids, in Garden State drinking water. The man-made, toxic chemical compounds, once used...
NJ GOvernor Vetoes SB3317
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) pocket vetoes SB 3317 , which would have compelled the state to join the U.S.
CA, WA, and NY Climate Alliance
Climate Alliance, a coalition of states led by CALIFORNIA , WASHINGTON...
NJ Governor Signs AB 261
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs AB 261 , which bars the installation and sale of wheel weights containing lead or mercury and prohibits the sale of new motor vehicles equipped with wheel weights containing lead or...
New Jersey Signs AB 2949
NEW JERSEY Gov. Chris Christie (R) signs AB 2949 , which bars the harvesting of diamondback terrapins in the Garden State. The law also requires state environmental officials to develop a management plan for terrapins (NJTODAY...
No Smoking on NJ & CA Beaches
The NEW JERSEY Assembly and Senate endorse AB 893 , which would ban smoking at all Garden State public parks and beaches. It is now with Gov. Chris Christie (R), who vetoed similar legislation in 2014 (NJ.COM). The...
The NEW JERSEY Senate approves SB 2617, legislation that would allow environmental and research groups to establish oyster colonies in polluted waters as long as the colonies are invisible to and not easily accessible by the public. It moves to Gov. Chris...
The U.S. House of Representatives approves HR 1321, a bill that would ban the use of microbeads, small bits of plastic found in a variety of personal products like soap and toothpaste. At least eight states, including ILLINOIS, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT,...
The NEW JERSEY Senate approves SCR 180, which would override a proposed new rule by the state Department of Environmental Protection that is viewed by critics as impairing the Garden State’s water quality and increasing flooding. The resolution...