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State Department Rejects Keystone Oil Pipeline

Washington, DC: 11/6/2015. On Friday morning, TransCanada’s website for the Keystone XL oil pipeline was still touting the “jobs, long-term energy independence and an economic boost” that the proposed 1,700 mile, 35-million-gallon-a-day conduit from Alberta’s tar sands to ports on the Gulf of Mexico would create for Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday flatly rejected each of those claims as he announced that after a seven-year review, the State Department…
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NJDEP Announces Website Instead of Cleaning-Up Barnegat Bay

via Sierra Club of NJ. NJDEP Announces Website Instead of Cleaning-Up Barnegat Bay. 11/6/2015 The Christie Administration announced another program to try to protect the Barnegat Bay that does little, but give greencover for their failed efforts to address stormwater. The Jersey Yards program attempts to reduce the negative impacts of stormwater runoff on waterways by providing tips on planting native and non-native vegetation. The NJDEP believes that this will…
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November 5th is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ: Executive Order No. 190 establishing November 5th as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in New Jersey. Today, the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey will be flown at half-staff at all State buildings in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and in honor of all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. NJ’s law enforcement officials demonstrate remarkable courage and…
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People Intervene Against PennEast Pipeline to FERC

via Sierra Club of NJ: The PennEast Pipeline motion to intervene with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received over 1,500 interveners. This number will continue to grow for those who file late and shows the vast opposition and concern for the pipeline’s impacts on open space, waterways, homes, and communities. The 1,500 interveners that filed include large organizations, individuals, and municipalities, as well as 22 of 29 towns…
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FEMA Says New Jersey DEP Flood Hazard Rules are a Hazard

via Sierra Club of NJ:  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has raised serious concerns about New Jersey’s proposed Flood Hazard Control Act Rules. FEMA believes these rules will put more people and property in harm’s way and will cause additional flooding impacts. Their concerns include the regulation of flood hazard areas, protection of utilities that serve buildings, construction of piers, and the location and design of buildings that all…
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STAY SAFE & VISIBLE THIS HALLOWEEN

STAY SAFE & VISIBLE THIS HALLOWEEN. After two years of inclement weather, the forecast calls for a beautiful day for Garden State trick-or-treaters. Here are some State Police safety tips to help make your 2013 Halloween a great one. TRICK-OR-TREATERS. • Incorporate reflective materials into costumes. Carry a flashlight if you’ll be out near dusk and later. • Consider using make-up rather than masks. Masks may obstruct a child’s vision…
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New Jersey Man Admits Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

A West New York, New Jersey, man today admitted that he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey and Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel of the FBI’s Newark, New Jersey, Division.…
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Sandy Survivor’s Lost Faith in Political System / Encampment Opposite Trenton State House

Trenton, NJ: Superstorm Sandy storm survivors rally at the All Wars Memorial opposite the Trenton State House. The 4 Day round the clock encampment raises awareness of lack of relief to homeowners. Stanley Brick / photo (C)2015 Share More: The NJOP rally and over night encampment included about 12 people. The NJOP organizer elevated herself to dictate a crushing blow to the first amendment rights of media while in a public…
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DEP Sandy Event: Cover Up of Failed Coastal Policies

via Sierra Club of NJ: While the NJDEP commemorates the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy by pumping sand on beaches in Sea Isle City, we are concerned that New Jersey is still not planning for climate change or sea level rise. With over-development and no adequate planning for flooding impacts, we question whether the dune construction project will even last during future storm surges. The DEP has opened up our…
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Sandy: Booth Saved Booth, The State Was A Temporary Partner

Governor Christie: Let me be clear about this, as I have said every time since after Sandy happened. None of this was done perfectly. Not by the government at the federal level, not by the government at the state level, not by the governments at the county and local level, not by the non-profits. All of us were in absolutely uncharted territory, at least from the state government on down.…
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CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

via NJNewsCommon .org : CONFUSION, ANGER WHILE STILL REBUILDING AFTER SANDY Today marks three years since Hurricane Sandy sent houses careening into the Jersey shore and caused billions of dollars in damage to the northeast. Catherine Galioto of Micromedia Publications says FEMA estimated that more than 37,000 primary residences in New Jersey were destroyed or damaged. Three years later, those who have already started to rebuild are grappling with new…
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Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY

Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor: Three Years Later: Stronger And More Resilient After Sandy The Christie Administration Continues To Work Hands-On With Homeowners and Communities To Rebuild, Improve Infrastructure And Assist Businesses Three Years After Sandy REBUILDING HOMES TO CREATE AN EVEN STRONGER NEW JERSEY $ Billion In Housing Assistance Out The Door Or In The Pipeline: Three years after Superstorm Sandy struck New Jersey, thousands of families across…
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State roundtable discussion with Sandy affected mid small business

Superstorm Sandy Three Year Anniversary. October 29, 2015. Governor Chris Christie holds a roundtable discussion with Sandy affected small business owners and deliver remarks on the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy at Booth Movers, in Moonachie, , on Thursday, October 29, 2015. (Governor's Office/ Mykwain Gainey).
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Superstorm Sandy Commemoration

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno joined the United Way in visiting Monmouth County Rebuilding Sites in Union Beach, to commemorate Superstorm Sandy making landfall three years ago.  While visiting these sites, the Lt. Governor thanked those who volunteered their time to help others rebuild their lives following the storm. (NJ Office of Information Technology) 10/29/2015
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Statement on Sandy ‘Progress’ is A Fantasy

via Sierra Club. While the Governor visits the Meadowlands on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, he has yet to address climate change and protect the state from future impacts. Hurricane Sandy impacted so many people and communities. Our concern is that not only has the state not learned from Sandy, but that these policies will leave us at risk during the next storm. Instead of taking a holistic and regional…
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3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm?

Trenton, NJ: NJOP continues their round the clock Statehouse rally for Sandy relief, in the rain. A press conference is held across the street at the all wars Veterans Memorial. New Jersey Strong Photos / Stanley Brick. The Sierra Club of NJ, which was not at rally, issues the following statement: 3 Years After Sandy: Are We Ready for the Next Storm? New Jersey Sierra Club issues Annual Report Card. As…
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