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2005 News Release Archives

Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 21, 2005 DEP and Bergen County Partner to Acquire Property to Expand Historic New Bridge Landing State Park (05/136)
December 20, 2005 Codey Announces Landmark Regional Agreement to Combat Global Warming (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
December 19, 2005 DEP Announces Design Competition Finalists for New Urban State Parks in Paterson and Trenton (05/135)
December 14, 2005 New Jersey Sues Three Companies for Discharging and Delaying Cleanup of Highly Toxic Dioxin in the Lower Passaic River (05/134)
December 14, 2005 DEP Advances Governor's Coast 2005 Initiative by Naming the First New Jersey Clean Marina (05/133)
December 13, 2005 DEP Fines North Bergen Facility for Discharge Violations (05/132)
December 5, 2005 DEP Settles Ground Water Claims with Chevron, ConocoPhillips; Compensation for Natural Resource Damages at Sites Statewide (05/131)
December 5, 2005 New Jersey’s Black Bear Hunting Season Begins Today (05/130)
November 29, 2005 New Jersey Becomes First State to Require Chemical Plant Security Measures to Protect Against Terrorist Attack (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
November 22, 2005 DEP Preserves More Than 2,000 Acres of Open Space in Atlantic County (05/129)
November 22, 2005 DEP Dedicates Portion of Liberty State Park to Honor Richard J. Sullivan - State's First Environmental Commissioner (05/128)
November 16, 2005 DEP Recognizes Environmental Excellence at Sixth Annual Awards Ceremonys (05/127)
October 31, 2005 DEP Provides $5 Million for Lincoln Park Restoration; Wetland Renewal and Landfill Closure Funded with Natural Resource Damage Settlements (05/126)
October 26, 2005 DEP Allows Emergency Water Hookups in Toms River Area; United Water Fined for Exceeding Allocation and Failure to Obtain Required Permits (05/125)
October 26, 2005 DEP Moves Forward with Reforestation of City Trees Devastated by Asian Longhorned Beetle (05/124)
October 25, 2005 DEP Awards $3.4 Million to Support Local Recycling Programs; Recycling Awards Presented to Businesses, Government and Individuals (05/123)
October 18, 2005 Codey Takes Crucial Step to Combat Global Warming (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
October 13, 2005 DEP Announces First Community Playgrounds Project in the City of Trenton; Laurel Place Park (05/122)
October 11, 2005 Codey to Feds: No Oil Drilling Off Jersey Shore (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
October 11, 2005 DEP Announces Acquisition of Additional Open Space in Greenwich Township (05/121)
October 11, 2005 DEP Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funds for Recreational Trail Projects (05/120)
October 6, 2005 Hot, Dry Autumn Prompts DEP to Offer Tips on Wildfire Prevention (05/119)
October 4, 2005 DEP Offers Federal Funds to Private Landowners for Endangered Species Protection (05/118)
October 4, 2005 State Launches New Smart Growth Website (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
September 27, 2005 DEP Opens New Educational Displays at Island Beach State Park with Portion of Oyster Creek Fish Kill Settlement (05/117)
September 26, 2005 DEP Increases Public Access in Ocean County through Acquisition of Barnegat Bay Property (05/116)
September 26, 2005 DEP Commissioner Establishes Worker Inspection Process to Improve Safety; Measure Adopted to Prevent Chemical Accidents and to Protect Surrounding Neighborhoods (05/115)
September 22, 2005 Manasquan Inlet Oil Spill Prevention Plan Tested (05/114)
September 21, 2005 DEP Calls for Dust Supression, Testing at Trenton School Site; State Requires Schools Construction Corporation to Control Soil Contamination (05/113)
September 19, 2005 DEP Offers Federal Funds to Support Forest Stewardship in the Highlands (05/112)
September 15, 2005 Brownfields Site Remediation Bill Signed into Law by Acting Governor Sires (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
September 14, 2005 Codey Announces New Emission Standards to Reduce Air Pollution; Proposed Rules Will Help Improve Air Quality and Protect Public Health (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
September 13, 2005 New Jersey Environmental Commissioner Stresses Need for Water Conservation Statewide; Forest Fire Service Restricts Recreational Fires (05/111)
September 7, 2005 Codey Signs Landmark Legislation to Protect Public Health; New Law Reducing Diesel Pollution Will Save Lives and Lower Health Care Costs (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
August 31, 2005 DEP Fines Ocean Beach & Bay Club III $12,500 for Failure to Provide Public Access to Dover Township Beaches (05/110)
August 18, 2005 DEP Directs General Electric and Atlantic Metals to Conduct Cleanup Along Rahway River; State Seeks Reimbursement of $7 Million for Past Cleanup Costs (05/109)
August 12, 2005 DEP Announces Improved Fishing Access at Corson’s Inlet State Park (05/108)
August 5, 2005 DEP Selects Contractor for Deal Lake Flume Restoration; Will Also Hold Public Meeting on Restoration Promised in "Coast 2005" Initiative (05/107)
August 3, 2005 DEP Deploys Ferryboat on Artificial Reef Site; New Program Provides Reef Materials as Part of Governor’s “Coast 2005” Initiative (05/106)
August 2, 2005 DEP, NJCF and Partners Preserve 852-Acre Culvermere Property (05/105)
July 29, 2005 DEP to Hold Workshops to Help Local Governments and Nonprofits Obtain Open Space Acquisition Funding (05/104)
July 27, 2005 New Jersey Issues Expanded Fish Consumption Advisories (05/103)
July 26, 2005 DEP Fines Pulte Lifestyle Communities $555,000 for Failure to Comply with Freshwater Wetlands Development Permit (05/102)
July 19, 2005 DEP Proposes New Pollution Limits to Improve Water Quality in the Wanaque Reservoir and Over 400 River Miles Across the State (05/101)
July 18, 2005 Clean Air Council Report Calls for Action on Harmful Air Pollution Impacting Public Health and the Economy (05/100)
July 14, 2005 DEP Commemorates Employee Service with a Tree Planting Ceremony in Trenton’s Historic Mill Hill section (05/99)
July 13, 2005 DEP Proposes New Green Acres Rules(05/98)
July 11, 2005 DEP Settles Major Natural Resource Damage Claim With Dupont (05/97)
July 11, 2005 DEP Joins The American Legion Post 11 In Honoring Fallen Mexican Aviator Captain Emilio Carranza Rodriguez (05/96)
July 8, 2005 Delaware Bay Shellfish Beds Re-Opened After Two-Week Closure (05/95)
July 8, 2005 New Jersey Partners With Marina Operators to Protect Waterways Statewide (05/94)
July 8, 2005 State Flood Mitigation Task Force to Hold Public Meetings (05/93)
July 5, 2005 DEP Commissioner Issues Statement in Response to EPA Staff Paper Calling for Tougher Air Pollution Standards (05/92)
July 1, 2005 DEP Preserves Historic Caribbean Motel (05/91)
June 29, 2005 DEP, Local & Nonprofit Partners Preserve Highlands Tract; Property Will Expand Wildcat Ridge Wildlife Management Area (05/90)
June 29, 2005 Cleanup Begins at Rockaway Township Superfund Site; Groundwater and Soil Treatment Will Protect Public Drinking Water Supply (05/89)
June 28, 2005 DEP Activates Toll-Free Number for Public; Mosquito Control Agencies Provide Information (05/87)
June 28, 2005 DEP Announces NRD Settlement with El Paso Corporation; Company Will Protect More Than 260 Acres and Pay for Wetlands Restoration (05/86)
June 24, 2005 Portions of Delaware Bay Closed for Shellfish Harvest (05/85)
June 24, 2005 DEP Announces Tougher Pollution Limits to Restore and Improve Water Quality in New Jersey Waterways (05/84)
June 23, 2005 Environmental Justice Task Force Advances Petitions to Address Community Environmental and Public Health Concerns (05/83)

June 22, 2005

DEP Issues Penalties for Underground Storage Tank Violations in Newark and Livingston (05/80)

June 21, 2005

DEP Reopens Visitors Center in Wharton State Forest; New Exhibits Featuring Batsto Village Unveiled (05/81)

June 17, 2005

DEP Announces Program to Manage Bear Complaints; Town of West Milford to Receive 200K to Purchase Bear Resistant Garbage Cans (05/79)

June 16, 2005

DEP Begins Cleanup at Edison Drum Site, Advancing "Time's Up for Cleanup" Campaign; Responsible Parties Fail to Address Petroleum Contamination (05/78)

June 15, 2005

DEP Seeks Input on Strategies for Improving Air Quality (05/77)

June 15, 2005

DEP Commissioner Issues Statement Regarding Black Bear Management (05/76)

June 14, 2005

DEP Issues Penalties for Underground Storage Tank Violations in Bergen, Morris and Passaic Counties (05/75)

June 9, 2005

New Jersey Imposes Emergency Moratorium on Horseshoe Crab Harvest; Two-Week Ban Will Allow Late Shorebirds to Feed and Allow for Data Review of Horseshoe Crab Population (05/74)

June 8, 2005

DEP Fines Developer, Engineer, and Consultant for Falsifying Freshwater Wetland Application (05/73)

June 8, 2005

DEP Advances Preservation and Parks Partnerships; DEP Recommends $148.5 Million for Local and Nonprofit Acquisition and Park Improvements (05/72)

June 7, 2005

DEP Proposes Amendments to Coastal Center Rules; Proposal Would Reestablish Coastal Centers in Towns Seeking Plan Endorsement (05/71)

June 6, 2005

DEP Sponsors Free Fishing Days (05/70)

June 3, 2005 Codey Protects Shark River Watershed, Helps Safeguard Environmentally Sensitive Water Supply (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)

May 31, 2005

DEP Issues Navigational Advisory Around Axel Carlson Reef (05/69)

May 27, 2005

Cleanup Star Program Completes First Year with 60 Cleanup Approvals; Program Created to Speed Remedial Work at Contaminated Sites (05/68)

May 27, 2005

DEP Will Open State Swimming Areas on Memorial Day Weekend (05/67)

May 26, 2005

DEP Announces Natural Resource Damage Settlement; SP Industries Settles Liability for Injuries to Ground Water at Vineland Site (05/66)

May 24, 2005

DEP & Hudson County Team Up to Increase Recycling; Partners Will Conduct Compliance Sweep of Recyclable Material Generators (05/65)

May 20, 2005

DEP Releases Draft Renewal of DuPont Water Discharge Permit; Treatment of VX Nerve Agent from Army Excluded (05/64)

May 19, 2005

DEP, EIT and NJWSA Preserve Highlands Property; Acquisition Will Protect Hunterdon County's Spruce Run Watershed (05/63)

May 18, 2005

DEP Holds Statewide Public Meetings on Solid Waste Plan to Help Revitalize Recycling Efforts (05/62)

May 17, 2005

DEP Increases Public Access to Fishing Waters Through Acquisition of Belvidere Property (05/61)

May 17, 2005

DEP Deploys Tanker On Artificial Reef Site; New Program Provides Reef Materials as Part of Governor's "Coast 2005" Initiative (05/60)

May 12, 2005

State Providing $15 Million in Loans for Lake Dredging and Stream Cleaning Projects (05/58)

May 11, 2005

Ocean County Shellfish Beds Re-Opened After November Closure (05/59)

May 11, 2005

DEP Urges the Public to Enjoy Young Wildlife from a Distance (05/57)

May 10, 2005

DEP Presents Awards For Historic Preservation at the 15th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony (05/55)

May 9, 2005

DEP Closes Delaware Bay Beaches to Protect Migratory Shorebirds (05/56)

May 7, 2005

DEP Announces Highlands Rules (05/54)

May 6, 2005

Summer Lifeguards Needed in New Jersey State Parks; Free Training & Certification (05/53)

May 4, 2005

DEP Announces Agreement with Atlantic States; Company Will Implement $9.3 Million Mercury Emissions Reduction Project (05/52)

May 3, 2005

DEP to Begin Cleanup at Three Jersey City Chrome Sites; Attorney General Files Suit Naming Honeywell, Occidental Petroleum and PPG Industries Liable For 106 Sites in Hudson, Essex Counties (05/51)

April 29, 2005

IMTT Provides $3 Million to Settle Natural Resource Damages for Ground and Surface Water Contamination (05/50)

April 29, 2005

DEP Recognizes Students and Local Tree Care Programs at State Arbor Day Celebration (05/48)

April 28, 2005

DEP Commissioner Responds to American Lung Association Report (05/49)

April 22, 2005

Codey, DEP Launch Plan to Speed Cleanup of 10 Contaminated Sites Along Delaware River (Copy of an NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release with additional NJDEP information)

April 21, 2005

DEP Approves $13.2 Million Hatco Site Cleanup and Land Acquisition Settlement for Wetland and Ground Water Contamination (05/47)

April 19, 2005

DEP Sponsors Earth Day Challenge in State Parks and Forests (05/46)

April 19, 2005

New Jersey's Earth Day Web Site Outlines Activities for the Month (05/45)

April 18, 2005 Codey Forms Flood Mitigation Task Force (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)

April 18, 2005

No Presence of Chronic Wasting Disease in New Jersey (05/44)

April 18, 2005

New Jersey Announces Valero Settlement Addressing Air Violations; Company Will Pay Almost $800,000 in Fines and Implement Major Emission Reductions (05/43)

April 15, 2005

DEP Elevates Rating for Forest Fire Danger; Dry Weather and Strong Winds Cause Concern (05/42)

April 15, 2005

Beluga Monitoring Team Urges Boaters and Onlookers to Stay Clear of the Whale (05/41)

April 15, 2005

DEP Awards Grants to Local Environmental Agencies (05/40)

April 14, 2005

Open Space Preservation Advances; Garden State Preservation Trust Approves Green Acres Recommendation Package; Green Acres Recommends $75 Million for State Acquisitions and Park Improvements (05/39)

April 14, 2005

DEP Announces "Drive Conservation Home" Campaign; Promotes Sale of "Conserve Wildlife" License Plates to Fund Endangered Species Program (05/38)

April 14, 2005

DEP Offers Workshops About Public Access Issues Along New Jersey's Shoreline (05/37)

April 12, 2005

DEP Urges New Jersey Residents to Be Alert; Bears Are Re-Emerging From Winter Hibernation (05/36)

April 6, 2005

DEP Awards more than $3.6 Million for Projects to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution (05/34)

April 5, 2005 Codey Directs DEP to Examine Ways to Reduce Flooding; Acting Governor Expects FEMA Officials to Arrive Tomorrow (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)

April 5, 2005

Trout Season Officially Opens April 9 (05/35)

April 5, 2005

DEP Issues Penalties for Underground Storage Tank Violations in Atlantic & Cape May Counties (05/33)

March 31, 2005

DEP Releases Solid Waste Plan to Revitalize Recycling Efforts (05/31)

March 30, 2005

DEP Announces Reopening of Popular Striped Bass Bonus Program (05/30)

March 30, 2005

DEP Preserves 170-Acre Delaware River Bluffs Property; Property will Expand Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park (05/29)

March 28, 2005

Curtiss-Wright Corporation to Pay $209,991 to Restore Natural Resources, Settle Hazardous Waste Violations (05/27)

March 24, 2005 Governor’s Offshore Wind Energy Panel Announces Public Meeting Schedule (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)
March 23, 2005 Acting Governor Codey Signs Bill Reducing Mercury Emissions; Rules Call for Program to Remove Mercury Switches from Vehicles (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)

March 23, 2005

DEP Awards $4 Million in Grants to County Environmental Health Partners (05/26)

March 23, 2005

DEP Makes Litter Cleanup Funding Available to Counties and Towns (05/25)

March 22, 2005

DEP Holds Open House At The Pequest Trout Hatchery On April 2 And 3 (05/24)

March 22, 2005

Private Landowner to Pay $2 Million for Damaging Palisades Interstate Park (05/23)

March 18, 2005

DEP Makes Funding Available to Counties and Towns for Tire Cleanups (05/22)

March 18, 2005

DEP Presents Women's Environmental Leadership Awards (05/21)

March 17, 2005

DEP Consolidates Regional Enforcement Offices (05/20)

March 15, 2005

New Jersey Will Mount Legal Challenge to EPA Mercury Rule; Rule Delays by a Generation Needed Protections and Allows Localized Mercury Hotspots (05/19)

March 14, 2005

DEP Preserves Historic Maple Grange Property; Site Includes Native American Dwelling (05/18)

March 8, 2005

DEP, NJWSA and Local Partners Preserve Three Highlands Properties; Acquisitions Will Protect Hunterdon County's Spruce Run Watershed (05/17)

February 23, 2005

DEP Offers Federal Funds to Local Organizations to Support Wildfire Protection (05/16)

February 22, 2005

Highlands Preservation Advances; DEP Expands Waywayanda State Park (05/15)

February 18, 2005

DEP Acquires 1,038-Acre Wetlands Complex in Sussex County; Property Will Become Wildlife Management Area (05/14)

February 10, 2005

DEP Fines Kinder Morgan for Arthur Kill Sodium Hydroxide Spill (05/13)

February 9, 2005

DEP, Passaic County, Wanaque Borough Preserve Highlands Property (05/12)

February 9, 2005

Court Allows Clean Up of Scrap Yard to Begin; Company's Failure to Act Leads to Shutdown (05/11)

February 7, 2005

DEP Fines Scrapyard for Exposing Stormwater to Pollutants (05/10)

February 3, 2005

New Jersey Commended for Efforts to Combat Mercury Contamination; National Group Rates New Jersey Highest Among Mid-Atlantic States (05/09)

February 2, 2005

DEP Oyster Revitalization Project Brings Warmth to The Delaware Bay (05/08)

February 2, 2005

New Law Promotes Brownfield Redevelopment (05/07)

January 31, 2005

DEP Furthers Water Conservation Efforts with $35 Million for Water Reuse Projects (05/06)

January 27, 2005

New Jersey Reaches Major Air Pollution Settlement; ConocoPhillips to Spend $60 Million to Reduce Pollution at Bayway Refinery (05/05)

January 20, 2005

DEP Releases New Radon Guidance to Help Remedial Efforts (05/04)

January 19, 2005 Codey Approves $353 Million for Open Space, Parks and Farmland Preservation Projects Throughout the State (NJ Acting Governor's Office News Release)

January 19, 2005

Delaware and Raritan Canal Preservation Advances; DEP Acquires Princeton Nurseries Property; Princeton University Donates More Than 125 Acres (05/03)

January 6, 2005

DEP Builds on Actions to Protect New Jersey's Water Supplies; Department Takes Steps to Avoid Water Supply Emergencies (05/03)

January 3, 2005

DEP Invites Municipalities, Counties and Nonprofit Groups to Apply for Open Space Preservation Funds (05/01)