department of environmental protection

New Jersey Enviro-Cops Try to Catch Companies Doing Good

New Jersey Enviro-Cops Try to Catch Companies Doing Good

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – A new initiative designed to motivate New Jersey businesses to do more than the minimum required by environmental laws and regulations was unveiled Friday by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa Jackson. The goal is to encourage all businesses to evaluate their current facility operations and integrate…

Developer Loses, New Jersey Wins Water Protection Case

Developer Loses, New Jersey Wins Water Protection Case

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – The law that protects the sources of drinking water for 88 New Jersey municipalities and 1,250 square miles in the northwestern part of the state has been upheld by a state Superior Court judge. Superior Court Judge Victor Ashrafi Friday dismissed a challenge to the Highlands Water…

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

Florida Identifies 272 Impaired Waterbodies for Cleanup

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has identified five groups of waterbodies that are impaired and in need of water monitoring, cleanup and restoration. In the latest round of evaluating impairments in the surface waters of Florida, DEP Deputy Secretary Mimi Drew signed a final order on…