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New DEP rules would ease some coastal development

6-10-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Department is proposing new rules that would make it easier for new or expanded development along the Jersey shore and the state's urban waterways. The state says it's acting to streamline ...
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Booker, Menendez to Introduce Pollution Pays Legislation

6-9-14
Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez want to introduce legislation that will reinstate a "Pollution Pays" measure.
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FEMA Public Assistance Chief: There’s Still A Lot Going On In The Recovery Process

6-9-14
FEMA NJ Sandy Recovery Field Office Public Assistance Branch Chief Douglas Westermann says that the agency is working with the state in order to get funds and grants to applicants and that there is still lot going on in the recovery process.

No dangerous contaminants in Delaware bridge dirt

6-9-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say samples from a massive mound of dirt believed to have caused a nearby interstate bridge in Delaware to tilt show no dangerous contaminants. State environmental official Tim Ratsep said Monday that test results ...
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Manasquan Station U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Safety Sweeps

6-6-14
The U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet officers conducting random boat safety sweeps daily.
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Sandy Funds Needed to Restore Historic Romer Shoal Lighthouse

6-6-14
Hurricane Sandy damaged the historic Romer Shoal Lighthouse in Sandy Hook and a non-profit group is applying for Sandy funds to restore it.

Court: Regulators erred when considering pipeline

6-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmentalists are hailing a federal court ruling that found fault with the way regulators handled a request to build a natural gas pipeline in New Jersey. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner granted ...

Bear cub captured in Paramus

6-6-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials plan to relocate a bear cub that had been wandering the streets of Paramus to the woods of Sussex County. Police chased the cub up a tree on Thursday afternoon. Police Officer Ben Fox tells The Record ...

Bill to allow Tesla to sell in New Jersey advances

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Electric-car company Tesla Motors might be able to stay plugged in in New Jersey. An Assembly committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a bill that would allow electric car manufacturers to sell vehicles directly to residents. ...

NJ court nixes permit for Ocean County Wal-Mart

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled against a proposed Wal-Mart in Ocean County in the latest chapter in a long-running legal battle. The project was first proposed in 2004 for an area covering part of Toms River and part of ...