Grewal calls on EPA to toughen rule governing lead exposure

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined nine other attorneys general in calling on the Trump administration to better safeguard the drinking water of communities in New Jersey and across the country by toughening a set of proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, the nation’s primary drinking water regulation for lead. In […]

South Orange to receive $9K for reforestation

South Orange to receive $9K for reforestation

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $122,500 in grants to 11 municipalities to promote the stewardship of urban and community trees and forests, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced Dec. 30. South Orange is the only municipality in Essex County to be selected to receive a grant; the village will receive a […]

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

DEP reminds motorists to be extra cautious as deer mating season begins

TRENTON, NJ — Drivers are urged to use extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced. White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. Deer are […]

Linson honored by DEP’s Urban and Community Forestry Program

Linson honored by DEP’s Urban and Community Forestry Program

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is honoring three 2019 Green Communities Achievement Award winners for outstanding contributions to urban and community forestry, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced recently. The township of West Windsor in Mercer County; consulting forester John D. Linson, a New Jersey licensed tree expert and West Orange’s […]

Attorney general, DEP file 6 new lawsuits targeting polluters

Attorney general, DEP file 6 new lawsuits targeting polluters

TRENTON, NJ — As part of their ongoing environmental justice initiative, Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced Oct. 25 the filing of six new enforcement actions targeting polluters in minority and lower-income communities across New Jersey. Filed in Superior Courts around the state, the six lawsuits focus on […]

NJ sues to block Trump admin. from undermining U.S. Endangered Species Act

TRENTON, NJ — On Sept. 25, Attorney Gen. Gurbir S. Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing the federal government to challenge new rules that would significantly weaken the Endangered Species Act, the nation’s decades-old conservation law protecting threatened and endangered wildlife, according to a press release from the AG’s office. The multistate […]

State files lawsuit against plant in the Ironbound

NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against a plant in the Ironbound section of Newark that is allegedly responsible for multiple community complaints of “putrid” and nausea-inducing odors, including “animal carcass odors,” according to a Sept. 19 press release from Attorney Gen. Gurbir Grewal and the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The […]

DOH confirms this summer’s first human case of eastern equine encephalitis

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Departments of Health, Environmental Protection and Agriculture are urging state residents to take precautions this summer to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne diseases, including eastern equine encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The DOH has confirmed the first human […]

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