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Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

8-20-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National ...

Judge denies class action status in leak case

8-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has denied class-action status to those suing a rail company and others over a 2012 train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas into the air in New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler denied the class ...
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Concern for Schools Near Areas of Pesticide Use

8-19-14
The Environmental Working Group says hundreds of schools nationwide are at risk of exposure to a toxic pesticide, but EPA officials say parents don't need to worry.

$7,500 reward offered in death of bald eagle

8-19-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced Tuesday that the ...

Court: New Jersey must reconsider windmill plan

8-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A company that wants to build a windmill power project off the coast of Atlantic City has won a victory in court. A New Jersey appeals ruled in favor of Fishermen's Energy in a dispute over the company's plan. The state ...

Huge utility line upgrade faces opposition

8-18-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid. The $4 billion to $6 billion PPL Corp. project is designed to ...
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Christie Talks Water Quality, AC Climate in Asbury Park

8-15-14
Gov. Christie joined DEP Commissioner Bob Martin in Asbury Park to discuss the water quality at the Jersey Shore, but the economic climate in Atlantic City dominated the conversation.

Christie touts Jersey Shore’s beaches

8-15-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie wants families to continue flocking to the beaches of the Jersey shore. Christie took a stroll along the Asbury Park boardwalk Friday to tout the state's 127 miles of coastline. The governor says this ...

Fuel spill affects 2 miles of Rockaway River

8-14-14
MONTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey are cleaning up an oil spill that has affected about two miles of the Rockaway River. Morris County's office of emergency management says the spill occurred Tuesday afternoon in Montville ...
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DEP Works to Restore NJ Wetlands

8-14-14
The Department of Environmental Protection has a pilot project to use material from dredging projects to restore degraded wetlands.