open space

Christie blasts Dems for use of amendments
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is strongly criticizing Democratic lawmakers for trying to get a bill passed to change open space funding - that he vetoed - by placing it on the November ballot as a constitutional amendment.
Environment Budget Reflects NJ Fiscal Woes
New Jersey's top environmental official said the state's open-space program can limp along for another year with about $100 million from canceled projects and repaid loans but no long-term funding source for land and historic preservation has been established.
Illegal Dumping in NJ Target of New Campaign [AUDIO]
In an effort to crackdown on illegal dumping in state parks and natural lands, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has launched a year-long pilot program, "Don't Waste Our Open Space," which combines enforcement and education to combat the problem.
Half a Win For NJ Open Space Bill [AUDIO]
The full State Senate could only muster 22 votes Monday on a measure that would ask voters to dedicate a flat $200 million annually in sales-tax revenues to saving open space and farmland, and buying up flood-prone areas.

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