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Environment and Agriculture

Opinion: Bill To Reform Meadowlands Commission an Ill-Planned Clean-Up Attempt

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The president of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter urges the Legislature to reconsider how it will address its proposed reform of the Meadowlands Commission.

Meadowlands ‘Cleanup Bill’ Needs Cleaning Up

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The proposed Meadowlands “cleanup” bill doesn’t go far enough to fix the flaws in the original legislation.

Release of Combined-Sewer Permits Should Trigger Generational Investments in Affected Communities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.

State’s Application to National Disaster Resilience Competition Is Strong, Can Be Stronger

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

New Jersey Future supports the state’s draft application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition and suggests ways it can be strengthened

New Jersey Enters National Disaster Resilience Contest

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Jersey DEP has posted a draft of its application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and is inviting public comment. If successful, the state could get up to $1 billion for design and implementation of resiliency projects.

DEP Approves Permits To Restore Assunpink Creek

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The NJDEP has approved the permits necessary to daylight and restore Trenton’s Assunpink Creek. New Jersey Future has been involved with the project.

Experts Detail Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.

New Jersey Future Vulnerability Assessment Process To Be Presented at National Conference

Friday, February 6th, 2015

A process developed by New Jersey Future helps that municipalities quantify their financial vulnerability to flooding and sea-level rise will be featured at the American Planning Association’s national conference in April 2015.

New Jersey Future, Other Groups Urge Veto of ‘Meadowlands Bill’

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”

White House Executive Order May Make Shore Communities Less Vulnerable to Storm Damage

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

New Jersey policymakers applaud the White House executive order requiring all federal agencies that distribute project money to require consideration of sea-level rise in building standards.

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