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Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at N.J. Department of Environmental Protection

November 14, 2017

Long-term budget and staff cuts have severely impacted the ability of the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection to carry out critical work to protect New Jersey’s environment and residents. This has serious implications for wildlife, public health and our economy. DEP is charged with managing and protecting the state’s environment and natural resources.

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Canadian Aquaculture Giant Gobbles Up Last American Bait Fish Grinder as Major Decision Looms

In case you haven’t heard, a multinational fish farming company (Cooke Inc.) has made a deal to purchase Omega Protein Inc. and take them into the private sector. While the ink is not dry on this deal, it is obvious that the American fishing community will not be part of this new portfolio. There is no doubt that new, private ownership will continue to disregard the needs of the ecosystem ...

Belmar Mayor: What We’ve Learned … Five Years After Superstorm Sandy

Editor’s Note: Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty takes a look at the borough’s response and recovery — and lessons learned — five years after Superstorm Sandy left a path of unprecedented destruction along the Jersey Shore.

BELMAR, NJ — Sandy struck the Jersey Shore on October 29, 2012, with an unprecedented impact that continues to linger even today, five years ...

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