Archive for Tag: Department of Environmental Protection

Dancer bill creates recycling task force to address difficulties in disposing of electric vehicle batteries

TRENTON, N.J. – When an electric vehicle’s battery no longer effectively charges the car, sustainable benefits come to a screeching stop. In order to prevent thousands of toxic batteries from ending up in landfills, Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced a measure to create a task force to study safer and...

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South Jersey lawmakers’ Zoom call with N.J. DEP breaks down plastic bag ban for businesses

TRENTON, N.J. – Restaurants, fisheries, and food markets in South Jersey are eager to abide by New Jersey’s not-so-clear-cut law banning single-use plastic carryout bags starting May 4. In an attempt to address common questions and resolve confusion, southern shore region lawmakers, Sen. Michael Testa, Assemblymen Antwan McClellan and...

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Legislature extends plastic, paper bag ban deadline for food banks

TRENTON, N.J. – Food banks and community pantries could continue using single-use plastic and paper bags for an additional six months under a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and passed by the Assembly and Senate on Thursday. New Jersey’s strictest-in-the-nation single-use bag ban goes into effect on May...

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GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths grilled Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette on the increasingly dangerous bear activity during Wednesday’s Assembly budget hearing.  WATCH: GOP lawmaker confronts DEP on bear hunt during budget hearing Wirths: “Do you know if the increased sightings in your department resulted...

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