Thursday, April 12, 2012

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

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In Pennsylvania

Judge puts hold on shale zoning law
A judge granted a 120-day halt to provisions in a new Marcellus Shale drilling law that override local zoning laws Inquirer

DEP highlights ‘deficiencies’ in Cabot investigation The state DEP found "several deficiencies" including "definite evidence" of a spill or seep in a natural gas driller's report that the company had said disproved a whistleblower's claims of failures at its well sites Daily Review 

In New Jersey

Fire destroys 100 acres near Meadowlands sports complex
Treacherous ground and fast-moving flames kept crews from directly fighting a large grass fire near the Izod Center Wednesday Star-Ledger

Beach smokers get better with their butts Cigarette butts no longer lead the list of debris collected in an annual sweep of New Jersey's 127 miles of beaches and bays
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