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Law Barring First Amendment Rights May Violate Governor Chris Christie putting a John Hancock on a Book Deal

Trenton, NJ: New Jersey law says a sitting governor is barred from receiving ... "any compensation, salary, honorarium, fee, or other form of income from any source, other than the compensation paid or reimbursed to him by the State for the performance of official duties." Share more:    
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On Sandy Anniversary: Instead of Stronger, We are More at Risk

As we commemorate the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Sierra Club is reflecting on how much more needs to be done to help our communities and protect our coasts. Hurricane Sandy impacted so many people and communities. As we look forward, we need to also look back and see where we’ve been and where we are going. What will happen to our state when the next storm comes? Our concern is that not only…
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Federal Government Announces Leases for New York Offshore Wind

The United States Department of Interior has announced today that it is moving forward with their plan build wind off the coast of New York. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Interior Department plan to lease 79,350 acres for offshore wind in a December 15 commercial wind lease sale. The New York Wind Energy Area starts approximately nautical miles (nm) from Jones Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area extends…
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4 Years After Sandy, Are We Stronger ?

Sierra Club Hosts Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Town Hall: Are We Stronger Than the Next Storm? Tonight in Brick, the New Jersey Sierra Club is holding a town hall to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Citizens and neighbors will hear from panelists, experts, and people impacted by Sandy on how it has changed our environment. We will discuss the climate and environmental impacts along the shore and in places like…
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Six Flags Agrees to Sierra Club NJ Injunction on Clear-Cut for Solar Project

Six Flags has agreed to stop the clear-cut of 16,000 trees before New Jersey Sierra Club and other environmental groups can have our day in Court. We had requested an injunction against Six Flags and KDC solar from conducting any clear-cutting activities because we believe they needed to wait until the outcome of our litigation. Our litigation contested approvals from the Jackson Twp. Committee and Planning Board. This stay is a victory…
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New Jersey Drops to 24th in Nation on Energy Efficiency

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard for 2016 has been released showing New Jersey's drop to 24th in the nation. This scorecard ranks states on their policy and program efforts and recommends ways that states can improve their energy efficiency performance in various policy areas. New Jersey used to be 7th in the nation, however this year New Jersey dropped another three spots, to 24th. Massachusetts and California tied for the top spot. Before the…
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Economic Stratification – NJ GAS Tax Up .23 cents Now, future Sales Tax Down 1%

“This is a total bait and switch screw job,” Jacqueline Wells Lubinski wrote on New Jersey ’s Facebook page. “If anyone thinks that ALL that collected money will go JUST TOWARD bridges and roads they live in Looneyville!” Read More: How every NJ Assembly member voted on the 23-cent gas tax hike |
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At Least 1 death reported as High Impact Train Crash Mass Causality Derailment / Entrapment Injuries 70+

Hoboken, NJ: Multiple fatalities and injuries reported as a NJ train crash derailment into Station causes mass causality at Hoboken station. The Station roof collapsed onto multiple people at the station. The push train appears to have traveled beyond bumper posts, up onto the platform, and into Station structure at high speed. The train did not stop and launched into the air hitting the station's roof.  NJ Transit trains are not…
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