NY/NJ BAYKEEPER AND HACKENSACK RIVERKEEPER SUE NJ DEP OVER NEW PUBLIC ACCESS RULE

Rule rolls back public access requirements along urban waterfronts Keyport, New Jersey – NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper filed suit today, asserting that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) does not have the legal authority to allow municipalities to restrict public access to tidal waters. On November 5, 2012, NJ DEP adopted a rule governing how towns provide access to tidal waters, including the Atlantic coast, Bayshore and the banks of rivers.…

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