NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark, Newark schools, news, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools
President Barack Obama At least for the short term, New Jersey will not have to adopt tough new plans to curb emissions that contribute to global warming as ordered by the Obama administration. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late Tuesday to temporarily block implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the state can hold off imposing… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 13th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Global Warming, New Jersey | Tags: Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, EPA, President Barack Obama, SCOTUS | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan – States Get Temporary Stay
The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office. The 5-4 decision by the court puts the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation on hold while a lower appeals court hears states’ challenge to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Barack Obama, Climate Change | Tags: Climate Change, EPA, Obama, SCOTUS, Supreme Court | Comments Off on Obama carbon emissions rule halted by Supreme Court
In the two-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy, while the Garden State has struggled to recover, many people have puzzled over the question of why New Jersey has received substantially less federal aid than New York, even though both states suffered roughly the same amount of damage — close to $37 billion. Much of the focus has… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grant, Department of Community Affairs, EPA, FEMA, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Community Development Block Grants, EPA, FEMA, HUD, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New York, RREM grants, Superstorm Sandy | 1 Comment »
Congressman Frank Pallone held a press conference at the EPA’s Edison Lab on Monday, ostensibly to highlight how the “Republican” government shutdown is negatively impacted the middle class and is putting the environment at risk.
“It is now day 14 of the reckless Republican government shutdown that was orchestrated by extreme factions of the GOP to drive their agenda and drive us all into a national crisis. Shutting down the government hurts our economy and threatens middle-class jobs as shown right here at the Edison EPA Lab, where 100 furloughed workers have been forced to stop their work on New Jersey’s Superfund sites, among other critical environmental programs”
“I’m outraged that the GOP shutdown is putting the health and safety of New Jerseyans at risk. This is no way to run the government”
If Steve Lonegan manages to pull off an upset today and defeat Cory Booker in the Special U.S. Senate election to replace the late Frank Lautenberg, Pallone is a very likely candidate to challenge Lonegan for a full senate term next year.
For those moderate Republicans planning to write in someone besides Lonegan or to sit out the election, vote for Lonegan if only to open up the NJ CD 6 Congressional seat next year.
A vote for Lonegan sends Booker to Hollywood, after he finishes his term as Newark’s mayor, and makes Pallone a lobbyist.Posted: October 16th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: EPA, Senate Special Election | Tags: Cory Booker, EPA, Frank Pallone, Sarah Hospodor Pallone, Steve Lonegan | 2 Comments »