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New Jersey Bans Sale of Makeup Tested on Animals

New Jersey Bans Sale of Makeup Tested on Animals

With a list of more than 1,000 cosponsors supporting the bill, New Jersey has now banned the sale of cosmetics that are tested on animals. The new law, S1726, follows seven other states with similar bans as the public shows more interest in cruelty-free products. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the bill on November […]

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    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    By Jeff Deyette Despite the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help illustrate the unstoppable […]

    9 States Sue ‘Flat-Out Wrong’ Trump Administration Over Seismic Blasting in Atlantic

    9 States Sue ‘Flat-Out Wrong’ Trump Administration Over Seismic Blasting in Atlantic

    A coalition of attorneys general from nine states added their clout to a South Carolina-based lawsuit against the Trump administration to block seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. Democratic attorneys general from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York filed a motion on Thursday to intervene in […]

    New Jersey Is First State to Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

    New Jersey Is First State to Ban Wild Animal Circus Acts

    It is now illegal to use elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in traveling animal acts in New Jersey, the first state to mandate such a move. Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed “Nosey’s Law,” the namesake of a 36-year-old African elephant with crippling arthritis that was forced to travel around the country, […]

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    The Best and Worst Midterm Results for the Environment

    Results from the U.S. midterm election are mostly in, and, when it comes to what they mean for the environment, they’re a real mixed bag. On the plus side, the Democrats took the House of Representatives, which, as BBC News pointed out, means that President Donald Trump can’t pass any more major legislation without their […]

    New Jersey Passes Nation’s Toughest Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

    New Jersey Passes Nation’s Toughest Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling

    New Jersey has passed a law prohibiting offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production in state waters—the nation’s toughest response yet to the Trump administration’s plans to vastly expand offshore drilling in nearly all U.S. coastal waters. Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Friday the bipartisan bill called the “Shore Tourism and Ocean […]

    Risky Move: Canada Shipping More Tar Sands Oil by Rail

    Risky Move: Canada Shipping More Tar Sands Oil by Rail

    By Justin Mikulka The Motley Fool has been advising investors on “How to Profit From the Re-Emergence of Canada’s Crude-by-Rail Strategy.” But what makes transporting Canadian crude oil by rail attractive to investors? According to the Motley Fool, the reason is “… right now, there is so much excess oil being pumped out of Canada’s […]

    FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline: Opponents Look to Clean Water Act to Stop ‘Dangerous and Unneeded’ Project

    FERC Approves PennEast Pipeline: Opponents Look to Clean Water Act to Stop ‘Dangerous and Unneeded’ Project

    A controversial natural gas pipeline project with a proposed route through New Jersey can move forward, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruled Friday. Owners of the proposed $1.2 billion PennEast Pipeline, which would carry shale gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, said they are planning to begin construction this year following the certificate of […]