Archive for Tag: N.J. Department of Environmental Protection

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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Guardian requests NJDEP investigation of potential lead contamination at Atlantic County Schools

NORTHFIELD, N.J. – Assemblyman Don Guardian hand delivered a letter to Commissioner Shawn LaTourette, the head of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Thursday requesting an investigation into potential lead contamination of Atlantic County schools’ drinking water. “If the last two years taught us anything, it’s that we need...

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Assembly approves funding to combat harmful algal blooms, lake conservation

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a bill Thursday to appropriate $10 million for lake conservation and management efforts, including the mitigation of harmful algal blooms. Qualified entities like the Greenwood Lake Commission, the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the Deal Lake Commission and the Lake Topanemus Park Commission, may apply...

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