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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 ...

Rip currents lead to Jersey shore rescues

6-3-14
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rip currents are keeping lifeguards busy at the Jersey shore. Two women in their 20s were swimming near M Street beach in Seaside Park when they got into trouble Monday afternoon. Seaside Heights lifeguard Capt. Rob ...

Oyster Creek nuke plant to test sirens Tuesday

6-3-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday. Tuesday's test is part of a twice-yearly safety drill. The plant's parent company, Exelon Generation, recently replaced all 42 emergency ...
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NJ in Good Position to Comply with New Carbon Emission Standards

6-2-14
The EPA has announced new rules for coal-fired power plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

NJ welcomes carbon emission reduction guidelines

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Obama administration has announced the details of its plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants across the United States. In New Jersey, where less than three percent of electricity is generated by coal, the ...

Al Gore praises Obama’s pollution cuts proposal

6-2-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 15 years. Gore, a leading advocate on climate issues, spoke Monday in New Jersey at ...