July 20, 2019

The EPA and Hopewell Precision, Inc. (“Hopewell”) entered into two consent orders this month, settling the Superfund statute civil lawsuit for $1.2 million. Hopewell is accused of, among other things, dumping hazardous solvent waste on the Hopewell Junction, NY Superfu...

July 16, 2019

The EPA has proposed a $11.5 million cleanup and monitoring plan for the Byram, NJ Superfund site. The site, which was a privately owned dumping site until the 1970s, has contaminated the groundwater and tainted the private drinking wells of local residents. The EPA in...

July 3, 2019

The EPA has announced a $72 million remediation plan for part of the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund site in West Deptford, NJ. The 82.5 acre site was a privately owned unregistered landfill, and has caused contamination of lead and other harmful substances into the soil...

May 22, 2019

Two days after the  NY Department of Environmental Conservation denied the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline application, National Grid has issued a moratorium on providing natural gas service to new NY customers. National Grid follows an identical move by C...

May 17, 2019

This month, the NJ Senate Environment and Energy Committee unanimously approved a bill that “requires all electricity in New Jersey by 2050 to come from carbon-free sources, presumably renewable energy and nuclear power.” Currently, natural gas supplies roughly 40% of...

May 15, 2019

The NY Department of Environmental Conservation rejected the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline, finding the project would “result in water quality violations and fails to meet New York State’s rigorous water quality standards[.]” The NESE pipeline, proposed...

April 16, 2019

This month, Gov. Rosselló signed the Puerto Rico Energy Public Policy Act into law, committing the island to the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050, with an “interim target of 40% renewable energy by 2024.” Under the new law, “all scales of renewable energy producti...

April 16, 2019

Entergy announced that it will sell the Indian Point nuclear power plant to Holtect International for decommissioning. The sale, which expedites decommissioning of the plant by decades, includes the “transfer of the licenses, spent fuel, decommissioning liabilities, an...

April 2, 2019

In furtherance of NJ’s ongoing efforts to implement strategies for greenhouse-gas reduction, this month, the NJDEP has joined the International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (“Alliance”). Much like the Multi State Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan, which NJ already co...

February 16, 2019

Federal data revealed that the proposed North Bergen Liberty Generating power plant, which will be located in the Meadowlands, would emit more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases than any other power plant in New Jersey. Although a DEP spokesman ensured that an e...

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