Friday, September 9, 2011

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Readers of our daily e-newsletter, EnviroPolitics,
got to see 55 stories in yesterday's edition alone,
including these:

New Jersey Politics

Oliver disputes Christie's account on controversial bill
The Democratic leader of the New Jersey Assembly said she was "beginning to wonder if Gov. Christie is mentally deranged" after an audiotape surfaced Wednesday of comments he made in June at a previously unheralded meeting.

Former campaign treasurer sentenced for embezzlement
Andrew McCrosson, a former campaign treasurer for U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for embezzling more than $450,000 

NJ redirects $1.25B in tunnel funds for other work The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has formally rededicated $1.25 billion from the canceled Hudson River commuter rail tunnel to local road and bridge projects over the next five years 
DRPA to consider use of unspent funds Amid growing financial pressures, the Delaware River Port Authority may decide next month whether to reclaim some of its $29 million in unspent "economic development" funds  

New Jersey Environment

Governor, oil baron had private meeting
Months before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the state was withdrawing from a pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions among 10 Northeastern states, he met with one of the billionaire oil industry brothers who have fought to end regional greenhouse gas initiatives

Will pipeline upgrade harm enviro-sensitive sites?
The Christie administration's aggressive effort to expand the state's system of natural gas pipelines is posing uncomfortable policy decisions for the agencies overseeing that effort 

NJ hunters helping the hungry reach million-meal mark
New Jersey has lots of hungry people. Fortunately, it also has lots of white-tailed deer

Pennsylvania Environment

Activists protest at gas drilling industry conference Several hundred o activists and homeowners packed the sidewalks outside a natural gas industry conference Wednesday in Philadelphia and called for a moratorium on drilling, which they said is contaminating water, harming animals and threatening public health hazard 

Chesapeake CEO skewers protesters picketing event When Aubrey McClendon , the CEO of Chesapeake Energy, arrived in the City of Brotherly Love, he didn't see much love. So the unofficial front man for independent drillers used his lunchtime keynote address to skewer the rowdy group outside as much as he promoted the friendly audience inside  

Gov's message to a flooding midstate: “Now is the time to prepare”
State offices will be open Thursday. Those in flood-prone areas don't need to panic, but they need to be ready to move. The governor is staying in Harrisburg, ditching plans to attend a Marcellus Shale conference in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Politics 

Corbett to appear monthly Philly call-in radio show 
Tough issues await Philadelphia City Council after summer recess 
State-owned colleges finalize contract with support employees

New York/Nation/World 
  • TV executive behind ‘Springer’ tries to win House Seat 
  • Bloody weekend show intractable gun problem 
  • A immigration culture clash over gay marriages 
  • Cash flowing after vote 
  • Schumer asks $5.8B in flood aid for Irene 
  • Rochester fights ash borer, treats 4,300 trees 
  • 2 more solar companies get U.S. loan backing 

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