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New Jersey residents – Turn off your engines

The state of New Jersey is reminding residents that it's against the law to keep a vehicle idle for more than three minutes.

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Study shows Northeast states benefit from carbon cap program

Amid complaints that planned federal rules to cut carbon emissions will hurt the economy, a new study says the northeastern states that already have moved in that direction are seeing economic benefits.

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Trucks head eastbound on Rt 50 in Bowie, Md., Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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EPA proposes tougher fuel-efficiency standards for trucks

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from carbon-emitting trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.

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Exxon Plans To Get Out Of Retail Gas Station Business
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New Jersey posts details of $225M Exxon settlement on website

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Details of New Jersey's proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday, starting the clock on a legal process that will stretch into June and giving vocal opponents an opportunity to persuade a judge to kill the deal.

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Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question during a town hall meeting Tuesday in Somerville. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question during a town hall meeting Tuesday in Somerville. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Chris Christie calls Exxon Mobil settlement ‘really good’

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday defended a settlement with Exxon Mobil on a decade-old lawsuit for a fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had sought for environmental damage, calling the deal "really good."

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Delaware River
Delaware River(Colin Archer, Getty Images)
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NJ mom finishes environmental canoe trip

After more than a week's worth of paddling, Medford Lakes mother of two Margo Pellegrino is completing the final leg of her nine-day canoe trip from Trenton to Newark, in order to raise awareness for pollution in the state's waterways.

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10 NJ beaches with the worst pollution

Beaches from Cape May County to Monmouth County are among a list of New Jersey's 10 worst for having the highest levels of bacteria, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Hazaribagh's Tanneries Contribute To Its Status As One Of World's Most Polluted Places
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NJ court: Polluters can file court claims earlier

Polluters in New Jersey won't have to wait for an environmental review and remediation action to be completed before they can file court claims to get others to share in the cleanup, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday.

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Environmentalists cite dirty water [AUDIO]

New Jersey's waterways continue to act as a dumping ground for polluters, according to a new report from Environment New Jersey.

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Peter Cade, Getty Images
Peter Cade, Getty Images
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Booker, Menendez: Make Polluters Pay [AUDIO]

Both of New Jersey's United States Senators are stressing the importance of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program.

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