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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Opinion: Restore funding to environmental program

December 3, 2013 Originally published on NorthJersey.com The Record: Opinion/Letters BY BILL SHEEHAN Bill Sheehan is riverkeeper and executive director of Hackensack Riverkeeper Inc. in Hackensack. THE 2013 Election is history. By now the political columnists and pundits have wrung all the “what if?” questions and alternate realities out of its results, but one important aspect of the recent election received no media attention at all. I’m referring to the results of Bergen County’s sole…

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