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NJ Department of Environmental Protection

(A dolphin carcass washed ashore on July 30th at Harvey Cedars, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

NJ DEP Joining Investigation Of Dolphin Deaths Along South Jersey Shore

Over the last month two dozen dolphins have been found dead on New Jersey beaches — including three in Cape May County since Thursday.

08/02/2013

(The former Sunoco "Eagle Point" refinery in West Deptford, NJ. Credit: David Madden)

NJ Senate Pres. Sues West Deptford Over Alleged Tax-Avoidance Deal

Sen. Steve Sweeney’s legislation requires oil companies that shut down facilities to hand over any tax appeal proceeds to the state for environmental cleanup.

11/14/2012

Lightning Blamed For Wildfire Burning In South Jersey Pine Barrens

State officials say smoke from the area may be affecting traffic on the Black Horse Pike and the Atlantic City Expressway, which border the area.

07/12/2012

(Credit: David Madden)

Oil Refinery Spill Cleanup In Paulsboro, NJ Nears Completion

Neighbors around the Paulsboro Refining Company have had to deal with the smell of oil for days.

02/28/2012

(A New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection photo illustrates the "pitch tubes" that are a sign of southern pine beetle infestation.)

Nature Helps NJ Pinelands Fight Back Against Killer Beetle

The southern pine beetle has been tunneling its way through South Jersey’s pine forests for at least 11 years. Last year wasn’t as bad as had been expected.

01/09/2012

(A black bear.  Photos provided by NJ Department of Environmental Protection.)

Despite Opponents, NJ Black Bear Hunt Gets Underway

Animal rights groups had tried to stop the hunt, arguing that the state was using flawed data to justify it.

12/05/2011

(Gov. Chris Christie makes the announcement that New Jersey is pulling out of RGGI as DEP commissioner Bob Martin, right, listens.  Photo by David Madden)

Christie Pulls NJ Out Of Greenhouse Gas Fighting Consortium

Gov. Christie contends that it’s just not working and says the state will end its participation by the end of the year.

05/26/2011

(File photo)

Group Calls For Stronger, Not Weaker, Beach Access Rules In New Jersey

An environmental group today presented the New Jersey governor’s office with more than 1,000 postcards calling for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to back off plans to revise beach access rules in the state.

05/25/2011

(Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers)

New Jersey Files For Federal Appeal Of Delaware River Dredging

New Jersey has taken its fight over dredging the Delaware River to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia.

05/20/2011

(A pine beetle.  File photo)

New Jersey Trying To Get Ahead Of Pine Beetle Infestations

The southern pine beetle has been decimating pine trees in New Jersey in recent years. It’s estimated that 14,000 trees were killed by the insects last year

04/12/2011