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Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

Tom Johnson is the energy and environment reporter for NJ Spotlight. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of experience in reporting and editing at New Jersey newspapers. A veteran reporter for The Newark Star-Ledger, Johnson worked in the Statehouse and in Newark covering energy, environmental and telecommunications issues. Before that he served as editor of the Ridgewood Newspapers and a reporter and editor at the Herald-News. A recipient of many state and national journalism honors, including recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for coverage of the environment, he was a member of the Star-Ledger’s nationally award-winning business section. After leaving the Ledger in early 2009, he served as press secretary to the Daggett Campaign for Governor. He lives in Plainfield, N.J.

Latest by Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

PennEast will appeal to U.S. Supreme Court over lower court’s adverse ruling

Company looking to overturn decision that denied its bid to condemn state-owned lands for $1 billion pipeline project
By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

New Jersey governor: Ban fracking, all related activities in Delaware River Basin

New prohibitions would be a big victory for environmentalists and residents who have been campaigning for them for years.

By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight

Sale of Oyster Creek nuclear plant could speed decommissioning by decades

Environmentalists happy facility would be cleaned up faster than originally planned, but concerned about details
By Tom Johnson/NJ Spotlight