Category: Featured

EarthTalk®: Uranium Mining

Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that there has been an increase in uranium mining in the U.S. due to a renewed interest in nuclear energy? What are the health and environmental ramifications of this? — Paul Raffman, New Bedford, MA

State Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Appeal In Woodbridge Double Homicide Case

WOODBRIDGE — The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed today to a request by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office to review an appeals court decision overturning the convictions of a Woodbridge man who, in 2008, was found guilty of fatally shooting two men in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the township, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced.

Pallone Opposes Offshore Drilling Expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resource committees, voted against a bill that would expand leasing of offshore drilling to the Atlantic Coast. The bill passed today by a 235-186 vote, but it is not expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate.

Judge Approves Settlement With Sandy Charity Accused Of Fraud

NEWARK – A Superior Court Judge has approved a final consent judgment and settlement agreement that designated a new organization administrator to distribute all remaining contributions made to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation (HSRF), and then to dissolve the organization. The agreement also bars the former principals from ever again running a charitable organization related to Sandy and from serving in a leadership position in any charitable organization in the state for a minimum of two years.