Attorneys for the Adorers of the Blood of Christ are set to appear before the panel to argue that the pipeline, approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, "represents a gross violation of their deeply held religious convictions."
"We'd like equal treatment for NJ and I'd like to meet with you to explain why," Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said on social media - the preferred way pols talk to constituents now. "The Jersey shore is our pride and joy and an economic driver for our communities - we cannot allowing drilling off the coast."
The advance of two pests that have ravaged parts of forests in Pennsylvania and New Jersey because of the past two mild winters could possibly be slowed by this year's long stretch of bitter cold. Experts say it's too early to tell. But there's hope.
About 72,000 people in the Philadelphia region live within a mile of Superfund sites that are either within current flood zones or susceptible to sea level rise. About 64 percent of the residents are minorities, primarily black or Hispanic.