Thursday, January 19, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 1/18/12

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In Pennsylvania

Shale boon could stunt alternatives

Natural gas derricks like this one  in Morgantown, West Virginia have become an increasingly common sight in the United States. A new economic study raises concern that the abundant new resource could delay development of renewable energy and carbon capture technologies.National Geographic

Protestors outside Capitol say gas drilling erode local control About 150 members of environmentalist groups and local citizen activists staged a raucous rally in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday that targeted two competing bills to regulate the fast-growing shale drilling industry Associated Press

In New Jersey

Law delays antipollution efforts in New Jersey Gov. Christie signed a bill Tuesday that aids land developers in the state by delaying antipollution efforts, a move environmentalists said would mean further deterioration of New Jersey's water quality Statehouse Bureau  NJ Spotlight  AP Press

Superfund designation sought for Pompton Lakes sites U.S. Senator Bob Menendez says he believes the areas of the borough contaminated by a former DuPont munitions factory should be designated Superfund sites, and is pushing the federal government to explain why it hasn’t done so The Record

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