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Some of New Jersey’s Money From Exxon Settlement Will Go to Legal Fees

"New Jersey’s decision to settle a multibillion-dollar pollution lawsuit with Exxon Mobil Corporation has come under broad criticism, as lawmakers and environmentalists have questioned why the state would agree to accept only $225 million — a small fraction of the $8.9 billion in damages it was seeking in court."

Source: NY Times, 03/10/2015

"As N.J. Pipeline Network Grows, Safety Is Concern"

"With more than 1,500 miles of aging natural gas pipelines already crisscrossing New Jersey, and five new projects to expand the network’s capacity being proposed or recently completed, federal authorities are raising concerns about the safety of such pipelines nationwide, especially in densely populated areas."

Source: Bergen Record, 02/17/2015

"Officials Welcome Superfund Possibility for Hackensack River"

"The federal government’s decision to consider making the Hackensack River a Superfund site is drawing praise from local mayors and other elected officials — but that praise comes with caveats, including a sense that the Hackensack’s pollution is so pervasive and its hydrology so complex that trying to clean it up might be a fool’s errand."

Source: Bergen Record, 02/16/2015

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