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Williams Transco Raritan Bay Pipeline Proposal

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Williams Transco Raritan Bay Pipeline Proposal

About the Proposed Pipeline Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region through Raritan Bay to New York. If built, the pipeline will disrupt YOUR fishing, boating. and recreational activities! Construction of the pipeline would also disturb 14,000 acres of habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. The project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2019. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by committing the...

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Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

Bet You’ve Never Seen Plastic Pollution Explained Like This Before…

At an unsettling time when science is threatened by the Trump Administration, there is no better time to launch baykeeperplasticstory.org, our new website that provides you the facts and science of plastic pollution and ways you can help! An alarming 165 million plastic pieces are floating in the NY-NJ Harbor, based on our research, and more than 663 species are impacted by plastic pollution, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). You’ll find the website uses animation and photography to explore this serious threat to our waters and the ecosystems that depend on...

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Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream

Posted on Jul 4, 2017

Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream

July 4, 2017 Staff Picks! Sandra’s Picks for Plastic-Free Ice cream Summer is hands down my favorite season thanks, in part, to ice cream! But I also associate summer with the plastic I see littering our parks, streets, and beaches. The easiest plastic-free tip I’ll ever give: Opt for a cone to avoid throwaway Styrofam cups and single-use spoons! My picks for NJ Bayshore area ice cream: 1. Crazees – 2 W River Road, Rumson, NJ 2. Nancie’s – 84 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 3. Fajji’s – 810 Amboy Ave, Perth Amboy, NJ  4. Gracie and The Dudes...

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Demand Justice for Communities Facing Industrial Pollution

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Demand Justice for Communities Facing Industrial Pollution

  June 14, 2017′ We need your help NOW to fight for your communities victimized by industrial pollution. Within the Christie Administration’s budget proposal, no matter how much money our state wins in damages from corporate polluters to restore natural resources, the amount going to restore impacted communities is capped at $50 million.  The State of New Jersey can then direct the remaining money to the General Fund to use for unrelated costs. To put this into perspective, Exxon Mobil is required to pay $225 million for damages to the environment in Northern New Jersey. Only $50...

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Staff Picks! Michele’s Top 5 Spots to Kayak in NJ

Posted on Jun 4, 2017

June 6, 2017 5 Awesome Spots to Kayak in NJ New Jersey has no shortage of waterways available for our enjoyment, from lakes and rivers to bays and the ocean. Now that the sun is shining warmly, we’ve got some tips on where to make the most of your summer on New Jersey’s waters. Horse Shoe Cove (Monmouth Hills, NJ) Paddle around Sandy Hook Bay, though the tides make this spot better suited to more experienced paddlers. Located in Gateway National Recreation Area, with beaches all around, there is plenty to see and do before or after paddling here. Liberty State Park (Jersey City, NJ) Paddle...

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Public Access: More than Just a Beach-Goers Right

Posted on May 14, 2017

Public Access: More than Just a Beach-Goers Right

May 18, 2017 Generally, when one thinks of the rights associated with public access to the shoreline, images of walking along sandy beaches and swimming among the rolling waves often come to mind. However, there are approximately 130 miles of shoreline in the State of New Jersey; about a third of which are along the northern shores of the state in metropolitan areas like Newark, Hoboken, and Edgewater.  The right of public access to these shorelines extends to all tidal waters whether it’s the Atlantic Ocean or the Passaic River, and is vested in every citizen of the state. The concept of...

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