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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Offshore oil drilling rig

Interior Dept. loosens offshore-drilling safety rules dating from Deepwater Horizon

CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration on Thursday made public its rollback of a major offshore-drilling safety regulation, significantly weakening [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Jersey Shore gets a reprieve as Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling hits...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - President Donald Trump’s efforts to expand offshore oil drilling — including in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore — faces delays [go to article]
cigarette butt on beach

Smoking will be banned on South Jersey beaches this summer — except in this...

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM - Here in Wildwood Crest, a family town whose wide beaches are framed by a jumble of new condos and old motels, you will still [go to article]
NOAA flood map, new jersey

How an overhaul of federal flood insurance could impact the Jersey Shore in 2020

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Pat and Alonzo Bailey live in a modest, one-story house two blocks from the bay in Bungalow Park [go to article]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

$119 Billion plan to protect NY/NJ from another Sandy raises concerns over impact, cost

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Despite its enormous price tag and concerns about its environmental impact, the federal government is still considering a project [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Trash once marred Jersey beaches, but today’s worry is climate change

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - Three miles of ocean beach closed. On the Jersey Shore, a summer to forget. Troubled times at the shore [go to article]
sandy flood, new jersey, shore

Wall Street is masking the true cost of climate change for coastal homes

JAMES TARMY / BLOOMBERG - Last November, less than a month after someone paid more than $1 million for an oceanfront house on New York’s Fire Island, a narrow strip [go to article]
Beach replenishment

Coastal conservation plan sparks fight over sand

THOMAS FRANK / E&E NEWS / SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - A Trump administration proposal to vastly expand federal conservation land along the East Coast [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Soon, you may be able to go to any NJ beach – and not...

TOM DAVIS / PATCH.COM - New Jersey is on the brink of enacting a law that could ultimately eliminate private beaches, allowing anybody to go to any beach [go to article]
Sandy Hook

Gas pipeline would ‘rip up the clam beds’ in N.J. for New Yorkers’ sake,...

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - Richard Isaksen has been clamming and crabbing in Raritan Bay and fishing lower New York Bay for 50 of his 63 years [go to article]

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