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2022 News Releases 

2022

Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
October 27, 2022 Governor Murphy, NJDEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Proposal of Inland Flood Protection Rule to Better Protect Communities From Extreme Weather (Joint News Release)
October 24, 2022 Four Regions of New Jersey Release Climate Resilience Action Plans Following Community Development Process (22/P042)
October 19, 2022 Active Fall Period for Black Bears Begins; New Jersey Residents Urged to Secure Trash, Other Potential Food Sources (22/P041)
October 18, 2022 Lawsuit Filed by AG, NJDEP, and Division of Consumer Affairs Accuses Five Oil and Gas Companies of Misleading the Public About Their Products and Climate Change (Joint News Release)
October 17, 2022 DEP, NJDOT Warn Motorists to Drive with Extra Caution as Deer Activity Increases, Daylight Decreases Due to Earlier Twilight (Joint News Release)
October 13, 2022 Online Resources for Inland Flood Protection Rule Available; Virtual Engagement Sessions Announced for the Week of October 17
October 12, 2022 Murphy Administration Launches Initiative to Support and Improve Trenton Water Works, Ensure Safe Drinking Water (Governor's Office News Release)
October 12, 2022 Murphy Administration Honors Recycling Leaders and Their Accomplishments during Annual Awards Program (22/P040)
October 3, 2022 DEP Accepting Nominations for 23rd Annual Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards (22/P039)
September 27, 2022 Murphy Administration Announces Plans to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Six State Parks, Forests (22/P038)
September 26, 2022 Statement by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette on the passing of former Governor James J. Florio
September 22, 2022 Murphy Administration Marks Climate Week by Announcing Second Round of Research Projects to Ensure Environmentally Responsible Offshore Wind Development (Joint News Release)
September 20, 2022 New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change (Governor's Office News Release)
September 19, 2022 DEP Urges Residents to Check Trees for Beech Leaf Disease, Which is Confirmed in 12 New Jersey Counties (22/P037)
September 14, 2022 NJOEM and NJDEP Mark Hurricane Preparedness Month by Urging the Public to Plan for Increasing Storm Threats Caused by Climate Change (Joint News Release)
August 31, 2022 DEP Announces Virtual Public Meeting to Launch Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey (22/P036)
August 25, 2022 NJDOH, NJDEP and NJDA Urge Precautions to Protect Against West Nile Virus (Joint News Release)
August 24, 2022 Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Seven New Environmental Enforcement Actions, Six in Environmental Justice Communities (Joint News Release)
August 11, 2022 Commissioner LaTourette Delivers Remarks on Climate Change Adaptation to Joint Meeting of Senate, Assembly Environment Committees (22/P035)
August 9, 2022 Murphy Administration Drives Toward Zero Transportation Emissions Future with $10.8 Million Investment (22/P034)
August 9, 2022 New Jersey Enters Drought Watch (Public Notice)
August 5, 2022 Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Natural Resource Damages Lawsuit against Monsanto and other Corporate Defendants over PCB Contamination (Joint News Release)
July 26, 2022 Murphy Administration Encourages New Jersey Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water (22/P033)
July 18, 2022 Murphy Administration Awards $9.4 Million in Grants for Projects to Improve Water Quality and Reduce Impacts of Climate Change (22/P032)
July 18, 2022 La Administracion de Murphy Otorga $9.4 Millones en Becas a Proyectos Para Mejorar la Calidad de Agua Y Reducir Impactos Del Cambio Climatico (22/P032)
July 14, 2022 NJDEP and State Police Investigate Vandalism to Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring Buoys (22/P031)
July 13, 2022 Murphy Administration Inspires Interest in Environmental Careers While Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through DEP's Youth Inclusion Initiative (22/P030)
June 23, 2022 Murphy Administration Launches Healthy Community Planning New Jersey Website to Assist Municipalities in Understanding and Addressing Environmental Threats to Public Health (Joint News Release)
June 7, 2022 Murphy Administration to Hold Webinar this Thursday to Gather Public Input on Three-Year Plan for Spending Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Proceeds (Office of the Attorney General Release)
June 15, 2022 Commissioner LaTourette Attends Facility Opening for All-Electric Ambulances Coming to New Jersey (22/P029)
June 7, 2022 Murphy Administration to Hold Webinar this Thursday to Gather Public Input on Three-Year Plan for Spending Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction Proceeds (Joint News Release)
June 3, 2022 Ahead of National Trails Day, Murphy Administration Opens New Trail at Bulls Island Recreation Area (22/P028)
June 1, 2022 Murphy Administration Extends Deadline for $10 Million Public Lakes Management Grants Program to June 10 (22/P027)
June 1, 2022 Murphy Administration Releases Water Infrastructure Funding and Project Priorities Plans for Fiscal Year Beginning July 1 (22/P026)
May 26, 2022 Murphy Administration Invests $21.4 Million to Reduce Litter Statewide (22/P025)
May 26, 2022 DEP Commissioner LaTourette Declares Jersey Shore and Lakeshores Ready for Summer (22/P024)
May 26, 2022 Governor Murphy Announces Free Entry to State Parks Beginning Memorial Day Weekend (Governor’s Office News Release) (Governor's Office News Release)
May 20, 2022 DEP, EPA, I-Bank Announce Water Infrastructure Funding Package Benefitting 5.8 Million NJ Residents (Joint News Release)
May 12, 2022 ICYMI: EPA to Award $6.5 Million to Address Contaminated Sites in New Jersey (Governor’s Office News Release)
May 3, 2022 Governor Murphy, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner LaTourette Announce New Investments in Flood Protection (Governor’s Office News Release)
April 29, 2022 To Ensure Public Awareness of Air Quality, New Jersey Launches Color-Coded Flag System (22/P023)
April 29, 2022 On Arbor Day, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announces Availability of $2.2 Million in Urban and Community Forestry Grants (22/P022)
April 22, 2022 On Earth Day, Murphy Administration Launches “Outside, Together!” a Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (22/P021)
April 21, 2022 Murphy Administration Announces Additional $6 Million in Vehicle Electrification Funds to Reduce Climate Pollution (22/P020)
April 20, 2022 Murphy Administration Celebrates Earth Week with New $15M Investment in Nature-Based Infrastructure That Will Help New Jersey Fight Climate Change (22/P019)
April 19, 2022 During Earth Week, Murphy Administration Launches Extreme Precipitation Projection Tool to Help State Better Prepare for Climate Change (22/P018)
April 18, 2022 DEP to Celebrate Earth Week, Kick off 50+2 Anniversary with Family Friendly Party, Activities at Liberty State Park (22/P017)
April 18, 2022 Murphy Administration Launches $10 Million Public Lakes Grants Program to Improve Water Quality and Enhance Environmental Infrastructure (22/P016)
April 6, 2022 Spring Tradition Gets Underway with Opening Day of Trout Season on Saturday, April 9 (22/P015)
April 4, 2022 New Jersey Prepares to Get Past Plastic (22/P014) (en español)
April 4, 2022 Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit in Environmental Justice Community (Joint News Release)
March 30, 2022 EPA Announces Appointment of Senior Advisor for Equity to Help Advance Environmental Justice and Embed Equity in EPA Work (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Release)
March 21, 2022 Murphy Administration to Provide Covid-19 Relief Funding to New Jersey Seafood Processors and Dealers (22/P013)
March 21, 2022 Murphy Administration Awards $1.3 Million on Urban and Community Forestry Grants to Enhance Tree Stewardship Statewide (22/P012)
March 17, 2022 EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List to Clean Up Pollution, Address Public Health Risks, and Build a Better America (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Release)
March 16, 2022 Murphy Administration Announces Award of Funding for Offshore Wind Environmental Studies, Entry Into Regional Science Collaborative (22/P011)
March 11, 2022 Barnegat Lighthouse Will Close through October to Undergo $1.3 Million Restoration (22/P010)
March 9, 2022 DEP Commissioner LaTourette Hails U.S. EPA Decision Restoring Stringent California Clean-Air Authority for Vehicles (22/P009)
March 9, 2022 Murphy Administration Improves Planning and Access to New Jersey's Recreational Trails with Innovative Data Analytics (22/P008)
March 8, 2022 Murphy Administration Releases Guide to Help Municipalities Prepare for More Electric Vehicles (Department of Community Affairs Release)
March 7, 2022 New Jersey State Parks to Fill Hundreds of Summer Jobs (22/P007)
February 24, 2022 Murphy Administration Awards $16+ Million to Reduce Waste and Promote Recycling Across New Jersey (22/P006)
February 14, 2022 Murphy Administration Releases New Tool for Brownfield Cleanup and Redevelopment to Improve Economic and Environmental Outcomes for New Jersey Communities (22/P005)
February 9, 2022 DEP Launches Proactive Forest Fire Risk Reduction Program Ahead of Wildfire Season (22/P004)
January 25, 2022 DEP Offers $9.4 Million to Local Governments and Organizations for Stormwater, Flood Reduction and Water Quality Projects (22/P003)
January 24, 2022 DEP Reminds Public of Simple Steps to Reduce Air Pollutants When Burning Wood During Winter (22/P002)
January 20, 2022 Murphy Administration Launches Development of $1 Billion Water Infrastructure Investment Plan (22/P001)

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