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new jersey environment, shore, wildlife

N.J. awards $10M in Barnegat Bay watershed anti-pollution grants

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - New Jersey is providing nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities $10 million in grants to help improve water quality [go to article]
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]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Editorial: Pinelands Commission finds reasonable resolutions to hot issues

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Given its responsibility to “preserve, protect and enhance the natural and cultural resources” of the 1.1 million-acre Pinelands National Reserve [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]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Burlington County Freeholders still wrestling with pipeline issues

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - The pipeline has become one of the trickiest issues inherited by the new Democratic-controlled freeholder board [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]
pinelands, new jersey environment

Threat of lawsuit halts vote to derail controversial Pinelands pipeline

STEVE STRUNSKY / NJ.COM - A vote by a state panel that would have derailed a natural gas pipeline proposed for the New Jersey Pinelands was tabled on Friday, after lawyers [go to article]

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