Sat, 26 September 2015
For three years, the NY/NY Baykeeper has been trying to restore its oyster research operation in NJ's Raritan Bay that was shut down by the state DEP. A bill to lift the ban passed the Senate on Sept. 24 but last-minute amendments may have crippled it. Baykeeper Debbie Mans explains what happened.
Direct download: Episode_12_-_Legislation_to_save_the_oysters_may_not_1.mp3
Category:News and Politics -- posted at: 4:13am EST
Fri, 21 August 2015
Did the NJ Pinelands Commission Exec pull on fast on environmental organizations opposed to South Jersey Gas's proposed natural gas pipeline to the B. L. England power plant? Was it a surprise? Yes. Was it legal? Pinelands Preservation Alliance exec Carleton Montgomery says no and explains why.
Direct download: Podcast__11_-_Carleton_Montgomery_-_Pines_Pipeline.mp3
Category:environment -- posted at: 6:04pm EST
Tue, 20 January 2015
In this episode, we detail the key new energy and environment players in the Wolfe administration and interview one of them-Cindy Dunn who is about to become Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Cindy talks about her lifetime of environmental work, the political makeup of the General Assembly and what the governor might hope to accomplish in his first 100 days in office. She also details the work of the environmental advocacy organization, PennFuture, that she was directing before the governor gave her a call.
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Direct download: Episode_10_Gov_Wolf_appointees_and_Cindy_Dunn_interview_2.mp3
Category:News and Politics -- posted at: 6:24am EST
Tue, 18 November 2014
Pig Farmers Rejoice - In Part 2 of the show, you'll hear former NJDEP Chief of Staff Gary Sondermeyer explain a new initiative that could require food waste recycling in the Garden State.
Direct download: Episode_9_-_Nov_Elections_and_Food_Waste_Recycling.mp3
Category:environment -- posted at: 10:13pm EST
Fri, 1 August 2014
EnviroPolitics Editor Frank Brill speaks with NJ Keep it Green Chairman Tom Gilbert who learned that his organization's fight for public funding of open space purchases has received unexpected new life.
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Direct download: Episode_8_-_Open_space_funding_has_a_chance_in_NJ_after_all_112k_mono_1_FINAL_post_auphonic.mp3
Category:environment -- posted at: 7:23pm EST
Tue, 29 July 2014
EnviroPolitics Editor Frank Brill interviews paricipants at a hearing held by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly's environmental committees on the health of Barnegat Bay.
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Thu, 28 November 2013
On this Thanksgiving Day episode, EnviroPolitics Editor Frank Brill interviews Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean Ocean Action. Cindy reflects on the battle her group led 20 year ago to stop ocean dumping off the New Jersey coast. She touches on national legislation that her coalition has been pushing to protect one of the nation's remaining un-industrialized ocean areas and details their present-day fight to stop Port Ambrose a liquified natural gas (LNG) facility proposed by Liberty Natural Gas off the coasts of New Jersey and New York.
Direct download: Episode_6_-_Interview_with_Clean_Ocean_Actions_Cindy_Zipf_-_Thanksgiving_Day_-_Nov_28_2013.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm EST
Fri, 8 November 2013
Michael Catania has played a major role for three decades in New Jersey in the areas of environmental legislation, regulation and conservation. In this interview, we discuss major environmental laws, like the Pinelands Act, that Michael helped to draft when he worked for the Office of Legislative Services. We also cover his time at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, his recent leadership in conservation projects, and his exciting new challenge as executive director at Duke Farms.
Michael has been a participant in and witness to much of the progress of the environmental movement as we know it in New Jersey. Is he discouraged by currenet events? Listen and learn. We think you'll really like this epidsode and you may learn a good deal, too.
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Wed, 9 October 2013
Tony Russo is new in the position of Executive Vice President - Government Affairs and Communications at the Commerce and Industry Asssociation of New Jersey. But he is not new to environmental regulations and legislation in the Garden State. Tony has been involved for more than 20 years, starting out with the NJDEP and expanding his knowledge by working for private firms and most notably with the Chemistry Council of New Jersey. After a stint learning how lobbiing works in D. C., he's returned to Trenton where he directs CIANJ's government relations office.
Tony explains for EnviroPolitics the path he's followed to his new position, what the CIANJ is all about, and what issues are paramount for his association's membership.
If you have an interest in the environment, politics, trade associations, business or lobbying, you'll enjoy this episode.
Tony is the first of what we hope will be a long line of energy and environment experts with whom we'll be speakaing in future epidodes of the EnviroPolitics Podcst. Is there someone you'd like to hear us interview? Give us your suggestion(s) in an email. Send it to us at: Editor@EnviroPolitics.
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Wed, 20 February 2013
Episode 3: Activists push for a ban on fracking in New Jersey and oppose the lifting of New York's fracking moratorium
Fracking, the controversial drilling technique that uses a high-pressure mix of chemicals, sand and water to blast natural gas free from underground shale rock formations, continues to make headlines in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
EnviroPolitics interviews environmental critics and business supporters at a hearing in Trenton on a bill to ban fracking (hydrofracturing) in New Jersey. Fracking advocates tout natural gas's impact on energy costs, jobs and manufacturing.
We also update you on the status of New York's natural gas drilling moratorium and highlight a new piece of legislation in Pennsylvania that encourages the use of acid mind water in the fracking processs.