Sunday, October 7, 2007

Week's top environmental & political news

Some of the top stories appearing in EnviroPolitics from Oct 1-5. Captured from newspapers and other information sources in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and beyond.

New Jersey Environment
State seeking builders for wind-power project The state launches an effort to attract bidders to build an offshore wind project more than 20 miles off the Jersey Shore, a proposal that would involve construction of up to 80 wind-power turbines between Seaside Park and Stone Harbor
Flood concerns force re-evaluation of reservoir releases
State gets tough on cleanup delays at Meadowlands
Endangered snakes take a bite

Pinelands officials OK $4M to preserve 3,200 acres

New Jersey Politics
Party boss system still entrenched Have the state's party bosses, an elite group that has controlled the outcome of key elections, had their power clipped by new election laws, a guilty plea and heightened public scrutiny?
> Firm reaps windfall in collecting back taxes
Heir unlikely to match the king’s power
> Political contributors take detour around new rules
> Two sides of Bryant long evident
> Lawmakers hide conflicts by keeping clients secret
> Codey: Existing reforms largely sufficient
> Roberts and the boss: Perfect together
AC Mayor's Green Beret fakery leaves city wounded
Corzine's ex-love wants union bigs to stay out of suit

Pennsylvania Environment
Chevron to fund Penn State research Penn State University and energy giant Chevron announce a five-year alliance to collaborate on coal-related research, including how best to convert the fossil fuel for cleaner future uses.
DRBC starts wheels rolling on ‘flexible flow’ river flood program
Editorial: Time is now to energize state’s economy
Pa.'s strategy in quest for energy ideas
State gives permit that moves Sanofi plans

Pennsylvania Politics
Break in the beer bottleneck? This could end up being the year of the six-pack. After months of wrangling, state senators have crafted a viable draft of a bill that would change where and how state residents buy beer.
Pittsburgh mayor drove police vehicle to concert
Rendell gives insuring all a new push

New York, Nation, World
Coal-to-gas hearing draws 250 in Scriba
Plan to regulate reservoirs’ water releases
Brooklyn power plant plans $100M expansion
Trump scolded for releasing Jones Beach sketch
On warming, Bush vows U.S. will do its part
For this computer-maker, green is the new black

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