EnviroPolitics Podcast

Energy, environment and political news and interviews for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.

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Energy, environmental and political news and interviews in NJ, NY, PA and DE
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2017-11-27 22:08
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Episode 23 - Debate on a bill to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos in New Jersey


Episode 22 - 'Emerging Contaminants' - Nick DeRose of Langan

Nick DeRose, a managing principal at Langan, a prominent environmental engineering, science and consulting firm, is our guest. He tells us about 'emerging contaminants' which is the term used for a number of chemical compounds that are appearing in an...

Episode 21 - Toxic water from military bases in Pa and NJ - Part 2

This is the second of two episodes in which we interview two investigative reporters who are part of a team assembled by the Bucks County Courier Times and The Burlington County Times to explore potential health risks from groundwater containing toxic ...

Episode 20 - Toxic water spreading from military bases in Pa and NJ

This is the first of two episodes in which we interview two investigative reporters who are part of a team assembled by the Bucks County Courier Times and The Burlington County Times to explore potential health risks from groundwater containing toxic c...

Episode 19 - Week in Review - April 10-15, 2017

Just a few of the dozens of great energy and environment stories that appeared last week in our daily EnviroPolitics digital newsletter. A Pa mine fire that's been burning for decades. Yes, decades An important federal approval for gas pipeline that's...

Episode 18 - Week in Review, April 3-7, 2017

A sampling of some of the top environment, energy and political stories of the past week in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware that appeared in the daily newsletter, EnviroPolitics. Get a 30-day trial without charge or obligation

Episode 17 - Week's Top Stories - Mar 27-31

In this episode, we take a look back at some of the dozens of energy, environment and political stories that appeared last week in our daily newsletter, EnviroPolitics If you enjoy the episode, please subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher or any...

EnviroPolitics Podcast #16 - Toxic Groundwater at Fort Dix

Journalist Jon Hurdle explains how a fire-fighting material formerly used at the Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey has polluted groundwater at the base and has poses a potential impact for private wells and public drinking water downstream. 

EnviroPolitics Podcast #15 - Week in Review


EnviroPolitics Podcast #14 - Week in Review

A sample of some of the the top political, energy and environment stories of the past week in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond, as reported in EnviroPolitics and EnviroPolitics Blog. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or other le...

Episode 13 Reaction in the NJ Assembly to Scott Pruitt's EPA nomination


Episode #12 - Bill to Save NJ Oysters May Not

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....

Episode 11 - Carleton Montgomery - Pines Pipeline.mp3

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 Ca...

Episode 10: Pa. Gov. Wolf's new environmental lineup - Interview with Cindy Dunn

     Tom Wolf will become Pennsylvania's Governor today with an inaugural ceremony at the Capitol in Harrisburg followed by parties. A coalition of anti-fracking organizations threatens to disrupt the event despite the fact that Wolfe has promised a nu...

Episode 9 - Nov Elections and Food Waste Recycling.mp3

Who and what won and lost - In our latest podcast episode, we review highlights of the November 4 Election, focusing on voting results that are likely to influence energy and environment policies, legislation or regulations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey ...

Episode 8 - Last chance vote for NJ open space& farming preservation

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.--------------------------------------------------...

Episode 7- New metrics offer new hope for ailing Barnegat Bay

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.  You'll hear from Rutgers University bay expert, Research Professor Michael Kenni...

Episode 6: Interview with Clean Ocean Action's Cindy Zipf

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 n...

Episode 5 - Interview with Michael Catania

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...

Episode 4 - Interview with CIANJ's Tony Russo

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 ...

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.EnviroPolit...

Episode 2: Interviews with NJ Spotlight's Tom Johnson and NJ State Senator Bob Smith

EnviroPolitics visits NJ Spotlight's Energy Roundtable and speaks with reporter Tom Johnson about alternative fuel vehicles and with Bob Smith, chiarman of the NJ Senate's Environment and Energy Committee about dune rebuilding (after Superstorm Sandy) ...

Episode 1 - Matching Superstorm Sandy Volunteers With Cleanup Projects- Interview with Tavia Danch

Almost three months since Superstorm Sandy ravaged scores of shore communities in New Jersey and New York, residents and municipalities are still struggling with the job of digging out and rebuilding their homes, towns and coastal environments. Fortuna...