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Jet Star roller coaster in the ocean off Seaside Heights
Jet Star roller coaster in the ocean off Seaside Heights (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Waterway Debris Being Identified After Sandy [AUDIO]

The Department of Transportation is surveying the waterways to help rid the debris and silt washed in from Superstorm Sandy.

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Mantoloking
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Sandy Rebuilding The Focus Of Special Joint Hearing [AUDIO]

Building on lessons we've learned from Superstorm Sandy, we have to be smarter when it comes to protecting the Jersey Shore and every other area of the state too.

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(Flickr User: Peretzpup)
(Flickr User: Peretzpup)
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NJ Stepping Up Anti-Idling Efforts

Nine New Jersey counties will receive a combined total of $110,000 for an Anti-Idling Overtime Project which is designed to educate the public on the negative environmental impacts from excessive idling of motor vehicles, encourage residents to help improve the state’s air quality and better enforce anti-idling rules.

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Flickr User Thisisbossi
Flickr User Thisisbossi
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NJ Congressman Worried About Potential Shoreline Cuts [AUDIO]

As the Sandy Relief Bill moves closer to materializing, Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) warns cuts to the Regional Ocean Partnerships in the legislation will prove detrimental to the region as it recovers.

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butterfly
rittyrat, Flickr
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NJ Preserves More than 5,000 Acres in Atlantic County

The Department of Environmental Protection along with the New Jersey Pinelands Commission, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation Resources, Inc. has preserved 5,079 acres of woodlands and wetlands in Atlantic County's Great Egg Harbor River watershed at a cost of $9.7 million.  The Christie Administration made the announcement today.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Sandy Thrashes NJ Ecosystem, Report Says [AUDIO]

It's no secret that Sandy reshaped the coastal landscape of New Jersey. In doing so, the storm affected the natural habitats of fish, migratory birds and other wildlife causing $16.5 million in damage to the state's ecosystems.

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Hydrofracking
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Fracking Ban Extension Proposed

A New Jersey ban on the natural gas drilling process known as "fracking" is set to expire next month, before the state has time to learn of the potential environmental consequences.

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Hurricane Sandy
David Matthau, Townsquare Media
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Sandy Forum Focuses On Toxic Chemicals [AUDIO]

Hurricane Sandy clean up can be hazardous.

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Plastic Bag in Tree (flickr photo by katerha)
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5 Cent-Plastic Bag Bill Advances, Will Reduce Waste

In an effort to reduce waste, keep marine life and birds healthier and take less a toll on the environment, the State Senate Environment Committee today passed the "Reduce Plastic and Paper Bag Usage Act" by a vote of 4-0-1.

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Wind Power
Sean Gallup, Getty Images
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Sweeney Says Christie Administration Is ‘Foot-Dragging’ On Wind Power [AUDIO]

State Senate President Steve Sweeney says 'foot-dragging' in the Christie administration may prevent New Jersey from taking the lead in the emerging wind power industry.

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