Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top 2 environmental news stories for PA & NJ - 4/10/12

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In Pennsylvania

Coal plants’ permits draw challenge Conservation and clean air groups filed an appeal late last week with the state in an attempt to force the DEP to review outdated air-quality permit renewals for coal plants across the state, most of which are in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Tribune Review

Bass blotches, intersexing could be linked Vicki Blazer, a U.S. Geological Survey fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, who was honored as the Protector of the Potomac for her groundbreaking work investigating intersexed fish on that river, said there may be a link between the intersexing in Susquehanna River small mouth bass and the blotches reported by anglers Daily Item

In New Jersey

GAO report disputes Christie’s Hudson River rail fears A federal report released this morning has sparked a fight over whether Governor Christie inflated the cost of a Hudson River rail tunnel project to justify his decision in October 2010 to shut the project down
The Record
  Statehouse Bureau  NY Times

Firefighters gaining control of large NJ wildfire Firefighters have contained about 75 percent of a wildfire that has consumed about 1,000 acres in southern New Jersey AP
> Wind-fueled fires burning homes and land Star-Ledger
Wildfire burns 1,000 acres in Burlington County Inquirer


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