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Offshore oil drilling rig

Phil Murphy signs bill banning offshore drilling in New Jersey

CHRISTIAN HETRICK / OBSERVER - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into a law on Friday to ban offshore drilling in state waters, hindering President Trump’s plan [go to article]
video

Five years after Sandy, locals torn on flood protection

STEPHANIE SY / PBS NEWSHOUR - Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy decimated the East Coast, killing at least 60 people and causing [watch video]
Humpback whale in Sany Hook Bay

‘Torture for marine mammals’: In Cape May, Trump plan for seismic testing in Atlantic...

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM - Capt. Jeff Stewart of the Cape May Whale Watcher knows better than most how whales and dolphins are affected [go to article]
marsh, delaware bay, new jersey

Insurer to invest in coastal wetlands to mitigate storm damages

EMILY CHASAN / BLOOMBERG - When Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast in October 2012, its 80-mile-per-hour winds and the resulting flooding did about $71 billion [go to article]
marsh, delaware bay, new jersey

State’s tidal wetlands could be swamped by rising seas – report

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Roughly half the tidal wetlands in the metropolitan area are at risk of being submerged by the end of the century as sea levels rise [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]
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]
new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

What factors impact coastal flooding?

JOE MARTUCCI / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Coastal flooding will always be a concern, and that concern has steadily increased in recent decades [go to article]

Pulitzer Prize winner’s new book focuses on southern Ocean County

RICK MELLERUP / THESANDPAPER.NET - OMG, what almost happened back in 1969! The Shapiro brothers, Herb and Jerry, are legendary figures [go to article]
Sandy Hook

New York Harbor pipeline fight escalates as feds near approval deadline

ROSEMARY MISDARY / AM NEW YORK - Local environmental groups are intensifying their two-year-long fight to stop a controversial pipeline carrying fracked gas [go to article]

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