Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 11/15/11




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In Pennsylvania

Developer David Dodd II pleads guilty
West Shore developer David Dodd II pleaded guilty this morning to federal felony charges of money laundering and misappropriation of federal funds over the collapse of the Capitol View Commerce Center project in Harrisburg Patriot-News

State Senate Committee OKs bill that would charge gas-drilling fees Proposal would impose a fee of about 3% on gas production. It is expected to generate tens of millions of dollars a year to help maintain roads and sewer systems in communities affected by the drilling AP


In New Jersey

Agency approves state's strategic growth plan
The Christie administration's revamped strategic plan for targeting growth in New Jersey won speedy approval yesterday from the State Planning Commission, despite concerns of smart growth advocates that the draft plan lacked any details about where the growth would be directed NJ Spotlight 

Shellfishing is temporarily closed near Mordecai Island
NJ environmental officials order a precautionary month-long closure of shellfish waters after a contractor dredging a Beach Haven yacht club basin overstayed its work permit AP Press

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