Acting AG announces settlement with EPA to protect NJ from air pollution

Acting AG announces settlement with EPA to protect NJ from air pollution

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced July 29 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to take action on air pollution reduction plans submitted by certain “upwind” states as part of a settlement reached between EPA and “downwind” states New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Massachusetts, as well as […]

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

Bloomfield cuts the ribbon on Lion Gate Park

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The 18.4 acres of open space on Lion Gate Drive in Bloomfield officially became a park on June 14, as officials cut the ribbon while standing at the center of the new turf soccer field on land that was once an industrial glass factory. In addition to the field, Lion Gate Park […]

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

NJDEP announces $20.7M in Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During a May 26 news conference at Great Falls National Park in Paterson, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced the award of $20.7 million in grants to help municipalities and counties implement programs to clean up and reduce litter in communities across New Jersey. LaTourette also […]

‘Rolling out the Bag Ban’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — NJ Clean Communities will hold an online seminar on “Rolling Out the Bag Ban: Everything Business and Government Need to Know” on Thursday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be four sessions: “Bag Ban Rollout,” “Local Government Role & Other Resources,” “Been There, Done That: Lessons Learned in […]

NJDEP issues notice of violation to Orange’s water operator

NJDEP issues notice of violation to Orange’s water operator

ORANGE, NJ — An April 27 press release from the city of Orange Township announced that the city’s water operator, SUEZ North America, failed to implement water treatment technique requirements as of Jan. 1, 2021. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations require that all municipalities and/or water operators meet certain water treatment technique requirements, […]

Baraka, local leaders launch initiative to reduce area flood risk

NEWARK, NJ — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, along with a coalition of local leaders and technical experts, announced April 15 the launch of the Resilient Northeastern New Jersey initiative. This joint effort between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, Bayonne, Hudson County, Ironbound Community Corporation and HOPES Community Action Partnership, […]

Orange water safe to drink and use for all purposes based on EPA criteria

ORANGE, NJ — According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Health Advisory Level, Orange water continues to be acceptable for all uses, including drinking and washing, a March 17 press release from Orange stated. “I am pleased to report that based on state and national standards, our water is safe for drinking and bathing,” Mayor […]

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