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Drinking, Wastewater Systems in Newark Get $81M Boost

September 10, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Two water infrastructure projects in Newark received over $81 million combined in grants to upgrade drinking and wastewater systems.

The Cedar Grove Reservoir, which is owned by Newark and supplies drinking water to customers, received $62.7 million for construction of a protective cover. The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, which is located in Newark and is a wastewater ...

Governor Murphy Authorizes Prescribed Burns to Improve NJ Forests

CAMDEN, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A. 1675) that authorizes prescribed burning in New Jersey in certain circumstances.

The rationale: Fire is a normal and necessary process helping to ensure healthy habitat in state forests, about 775,000 acres from Cape May to High Point.

Environmentalists say it is critical for our wildlife, particularly in the Pinelands, ...


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New Jersey Audubon Celebrates Board of Public Utilities’ 1100 MW Solicitation of Offshore Wind

September 18, 2018

TRENTON – Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) officially announced that it is inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power development – enough to power more than 350,000 homes. This first solicitation positions New Jersey to be a leader in responsibly developed offshore wind in the United States. The BPU announcement comes just four days after Gov.