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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Coast & Ocean

offshore oil drilling platforms

NJ is united against offshore drilling, but will it matter?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Nobody around here seems to want offshore oil exploration near New Jersey's coasts, but it remains to be seen if the Trump [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

In New Jersey, opponents of offshore drilling gear up for a fight

SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Jim Lovgren is a third-generation fisherman and captains the Shadowfax. At the Fisherman’s Coop in Point Pleasant [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Denied mic, foes of offshore drilling plan hold rallies

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - With giant inflatable whales, signs that read "Drilling Is Killing," and chants of "Where's our meeting?," opponents [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Making the public welcome on New Jersey’s beaches and waterfronts

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is once again trying to guarantee the public's access to beaches and waterfronts in New Jersey [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - Two common problems in coastal areas — eroded beaches, and clogged inlets hazardous for boat traffic — have a mutual solution [go to article]
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Environmentalists call for halt to NJ offshore drilling

MICHAEL ARON / NJTV NEWS - “Madness” and “ridiculous” were words used at Wednesday’s news conference on the Asbury Park Boardwalk [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

New Jersey lawmakers recalling Roman empire in beach fight

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Editorial: Stop offshore drilling by making New Jersey and Delaware ugly for oil

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - New Jersey and Delaware know full well the dangers of President Trump’s reckless plans to open their coasts to offshore oil [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Offshore oil drillers want another crack at N.J.’s Atlantic coast, and Trump wants to...

ANDREW MAYKUTH / PHILLY.COM - The Ben Ocean Lancer, a 490-foot-long drill ship, positioned itself in federal waters about 93 miles southeast of Atlantic City [go to article]
Living shoreline oyster castle, Money Island, Delaware Bay

As storms get bigger, oyster reefs can help protect shorelines

EMILY MATCHAR / SMITHSONIAN.COM - Two hundred years ago, the streets of lower Manhattan were lined with “oyster cellars,” rough-and-ready establishments [go to article]

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