AG sues Trump administration to block EPA rule

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal joined a coalition of attorneys general in suing to block a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule that restricts the authority of states to protect their waters from pollution, according to a July 21 press release. For more than three decades, the EPA has consistently acknowledged that Section […]

New scientific report details climate change impacts on New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection has led a comprehensive effort to synthesize the latest and most reliable scientific information on the current and predicted future impacts of climate change on the Garden State, Gov. Phil Murphy and DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced June 30 as they released New Jersey’s Scientific Report […]

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

DEP awards $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is awarding $19.4 million in annual Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties remove litter to beautify neighborhoods, improve water quality and enhance quality of life, Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced June 10. In total, the DEP is awarding $17.3 million to eligible municipalities […]

Grewal joins lawsuit to block EPA rule narrowing wetlands protection

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced May 4 that New Jersey has filed suit to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from enacting a rule that eliminates long-standing federal protections for many wetlands, fresh water resources and coastal waters in New Jersey, neighboring states and across […]

With peak wildfire season under way, DEP promotes fire safety

With peak wildfire season under way, DEP promotes fire safety

pTRENTON, NJ — Now that peak wildfire season is under way in New Jersey, the State Forest Fire Service is reminding residents how they can help to avoid forest fires, which are almost always caused by people, according to an April 16 press release. The Forest Fire Service also announced the outcome of its investigation […]

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 […]

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