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Sea Level Rise and Stormwater Runoff: Threats to Our Coasts

Trenton, NJ: by Sierra Club NJ - The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee is hearing testimony from invited guests concerning the effects of sea level rise and stormwater runoff on New Jersey's coastline. New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel released the following statement: “New Jersey is seeing more impacts from sea level rise than any state on the Atlantic seaboard. Communities have already suffered from the effects of sea level rise, flooding and storm surges. We see beaches becoming submerged every…
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#MarchMiracle Variable Spring Conditions Blanket Mountains with Nor’easter Snow – NJ Night Powder

Watch Video from Mountain Creek as March Miracle powder provides riders with night bliss. NJ Rider sprays powder on Mountain Creek Resort following a winter Nor'easter. Vernon, NJ: Mountain Creek in New Jersey is the largest snow resort in the State located 80 miles north of Princeton, NJ. Mountain Creek offers 167 acres of trails on four mountain peaks, 100% snowmaking coverage and full night skiing, the region's highest skiable vertical and the only true All-Mountain Terrain Park south of…
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Governor Murphy Lifts State of Emergency

Trenton, NJ:  – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of Emergency declared on March 6, 2018 has been lifted. New Jersey residents can resume normal activity but are still directed to use caution when navigating roads, especially due to ongoing inclement weather and continued snow melting. State offices will operate on a normal schedule. Text of Executive Order 15 is below. --------   State of New Jersey Executive Order #15 Governor Philip D. Murphy   WHEREAS, Executive Order No.…
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Governor Phil Murphy Directs BPU Investigation Into Storm Response

Trenton – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that he has directed the Board of Public Utilities to complete an assessment and investigation of how state utility companies responded to the twin winter storms that struck New Jersey in early March, leaving hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents without power. “My office has instructed President Fiordaliso and the BPU to conduct a full investigation into the responses to the storm,” Governor Murphy said. “We are going to examine what went wrong,…
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State of Emergency Issued for 8pm 3/6/18 in Advance of Winter Storm

 Trenton, NJ:  – Governor Phil Murphy today declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency at 8  on Tuesday ahead of tomorrow's anticipated nor’easter, authorizing the State Director of Emergency Management to activate and coordinate response and recovery efforts. Executive Order No. 14 declares the state emergency across all 21 counties in the state, and allows for the extension of resources into other parts of the state as the storm continues to impact New Jersey. “Following last weekend’s nor’easter and with another destructive winter…
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Strong Cyclone leaves 175,000 + without Power – Gas Generator Fumes will Kill You

Tips on gas generator use: The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Follow the directions supplied with the generator. (Learn more about carbon monoxide poisoning.) To avoid electrocution, keep the generator dry and do not use in rain or wet conditions. Operate it on a dry surface under an open canopy-like structure, such as under a tarp held up on poles. Do…
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WATER DISASTERS – New Jerseyans at Risk for Radioactive Water

Trenton, NJ: Sierra Club NJ reports - The Environmental Working Group published its drinking water quality report on a compendium of data collected from over 50,000 public drinking systems nationwide between 2010 and 2015. They found drinking water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer. In New Jersey, 266 utilities serving over 4 million people drinking found radioactive element at levels that exceed a tough standard recommended by the state…
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Coombs of Elmer NJ Appointed to National Potato Promotion Board

WASHINGTON, DC: 2. - Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 30 members to serve three-year terms on the National Potato Promotion Board beginning March 1, 2018. Newly appointed producer members are: Jared B. Smith, Alamosa, Colo. Wes Pahl, Aberdeen, Idaho Tyson Ruff, Aberdeen, Idaho Kasey Poulson, American Falls, Idaho Eric Searle, Burley, Idaho Mike Larsen, Declo, Idaho Ryan Christensen, Grace, Idaho Jeff Blanksma, Hammett, Idaho Steve Elfering, Idaho Falls, Idaho Stevens, Idaho Falls, Idaho Blake Matthews,…
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