"The owners of a long-proposed Yaphank fish farm have agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty for taking more than 200,000 yards of sand and gravel without a permit, one of the largest actions for illegally digging sand in state history, the Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday."
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"After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse."
SEJ on March 11, 2019 joined the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 39 other media organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal appeals court to affirm its November 6, 2018 decision dismissing the defamation lawsuit brought against The New York Times by Dr. Carlo Croce, an Ohio State University professor and cancer researcher.
"Nearly three and a half years after settling with ExxonMobil for the largest environmental settlement in Garden State history, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Thursday that the state is again going after the oil giant."
"‘It’s honest dollars,’ says one canner, but it’s not easy work – canners plan meticulous routes and often work long hours". "“It’s good for the environment,” says Anthony Pemberton, arranging the recyclable empty bottles and cans in his shopping cart."