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Assembly Committee Passes Measure to Encourage Offshore Wind

3-2-15
The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee passed a resolution urging the state BPU to stop dragging its feet on offshore wind.

Makeup of Pinelands Commission Awaits Barr’s Confirmation Hearing

2-25-15
NJTV News Correspondent Brenda Flanagan discusses Robert Barr's confirmation hearing for a seat on the Pinelands Commission and the proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline.

Better Prepared? What Meteorologists Learned from Hurricane Sandy

2-23-15
The National Weather Service has made a number of changes, but challenges remain in improving forecasts and communication with the public.

West Virginia Derailment Renews Concerns About Trains Carrying Oil Through New Jersey

2-19-15
Bergen County residents are worried that CSX trains carrying Bakken crude oil could pose a danger, especially in light of a derailment in West Virginia.

Rutgers Researcher: Sea Level Rising Faster Than Projections

2-17-15
Rutgers researcher Robert Kopp and colleagues from Harvard conducted a study interpreting tide gauge records and found that as the planet has been warming faster, sea level rise has increased at a faster pace.

Liberty State Park Supporters Say State’s Ready to Hand Park Over to Developers

2-12-15
Those opposed to development in Liberty State Park say a new bill doesn't guarantee that the DEP will retain control of approving projects.

Fight Over Cleaning Contaminated Jersey City Site

2-10-15
Mayor Steve Fulop wants to stop PPG from working on a site contaminated with chromium because he says the company, which agreed to clean up the area, is doing so in a way that makes the property useless.

Officials Announce Funding for Rahway River Flood Mitigation

2-6-15
The federal government will be providing money for flood mitigation in the Rahway River watershed.

New Law Raises Concern Over Liberty State Park

2-6-15
Gov. Christie signed legislation giving a new commission the authority to approve development plans in Liberty State Park, which has some worried about the park's future.

Many Bay Head Property Owners Oppose Beach Replenishment Program

2-6-15
Many in Bay Head haven't signed easements allowing for sand dunes to be built. They say the area has sand-covered boulders that prevent major storm damage.