Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 1/17/12

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In Pennsylvania

Firing of Pa. conservation panel official criticized
The longtime citizens advisory committee on Pennsylvania’s parks and forests has been fired, an action that fellow members and environmentalists say could reduce public oversight over gas drilling in state forests Times Leader

A standalone Marcellus bill is moving  Shale well operators would be required to provide sophisticated siting information and develop an emergency response plan under legislation moving closer to passage Times-Tribune   Post-Gazette

In New Jersey

Christie signs bill allowing wineries to sell to customers
Wineries from New Jersey to California can now sell their vintages directly to consumers and retailers under a bill pushed by Democrats in the Legislature and signed today SHB AC Press

NJ may call on electric utilities to revive solar sector Office of Clean Energy mulls two options to halt slide in prices of solar certificates NJ Spotlight 

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