2020 News Releases


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Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 23, 2020 DEP Announces New Circle Hook Requirement to Help Protect Catch-and-Release Striped Bass (20/P049)
December 14, 2020 Murphy Administration Honors Leaders in Environmental Justice, Recycling, Climate Action With 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards (20/P048)
November 23, 2020 DEP Announces Expansion of New Jersey Artificial Reef System (20/P047)
November 17, 2020 DEP to Honor New Jersey Recycling Leaders at Virtual Awards Program in November (20/P046)
November 10, 2020 Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Two New Natural Resource Damage Lawsuits over Contamination of Riverfront Sites (Joint News Release)
October 30, 2020 DEP Reaches $4.2 Million Settlement with Wyeth Over Somerset Superfund Site, Conserving 250 Acres of Open Space and Funding Future Natural Resource Restoration Projects (20/P045)
October 29, 2020 DEP, NJDOT Remind Drivers to Be Extra Cautious as Deer Mating Season Begins, Daylight Hours Get Shorter (20/P044)
October 29, 2020 Remembering Superstorm Sandy, Murphy Administration Works to Prepare State for More Frequent and Intense Storms (20/P043)
October 15, 2020 Murphy Administration Calls for Transformative Actions to Reduce Emissions Fueling Climate Change by 80% by 2050 (20/P042)
October 15, 2020 Murphy Administration Announces $11.2 Million Available to Help Fishing Businesses Impacted by Covid-19 (20/P041)
October 1, 2020 Governor Murphy Directs That State Agency Decisions Be Guided by Environmental Justice Principles (20/P040)
September 18, 2020 Murphy Administration to Promote “Jersey Strong on Climate” (20/P039)
September 11, 2020 New Jersey Park Service to Host Programs September 12-13 to Recognize “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” National Campaign (20/P038)
September 3, 2020 DEP Seeks Public Input on Landmark Multi-Million Dollar Investment in Liberty State Park; Proposed Design Restores 234 Acres of Natural Resources, Increases Public Accessibility (20/P037)
August 19, 2020 DEP Appoints Lacey Township Mayor to Safety Advisory Panel Overseeing Decommissioning of Oyster Creek Generating Station (20/P036)
August 10, 2020 DEP Approves $3.5 Million for Water-Quality Improvement Projects, Including Efforts to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms (20/P035)
July 8, 2020 Attorney General, DEP Commissioner File Lawsuit Against Nation's Largest Auto Auction Company For Selling Tampered, Super-Polluting Vehicles (Joint News Release)
July 1, 2020 DEP Seeks Applicants for $8 Million in Ecological Restoration Grants for Two Northwestern New Jersey River Systems (20/P034)
June 30, 2020 New Scientific Report Details Climate Change Impacts on New Jersey, Supports Murphy Administration Efforts to Protect the State's Environmental, Public and Economic Health (20/P033)
June 29, 2020 Statement by Commissioner McCabe on the Passing of New Jersey State Parks Employee Curtis Mulch
June 23, 2020 DEP Launches Interactive Harmful Algal Bloom Map and Detailed HAB Response Strategy to Help Lake Communities Protect Public Health and Their Local Environments (20/P032)
June 23, 2020 DEP Urges Public to Help Control Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water From Properties (20/P031)
June 20, 2020 DEP Announces Resumption of Camping at State Parks and Forests June 22, Encouraging Protective Health and Safety Protocols (20/P030)
June 15, 2020 Attorney General, DEP File Lawsuit Asking Court to Address Violations at Trenton Water Works that Pose Risks to Public Health (Joint News Release)
June 10, 2020 DEP Awards $19.4 Million in Annual Clean Communities Grants to New Jersey Counties and Municipalities (20/P029)
June 8, 2020 DEP Accepting Nominations through July 31 for Annual Program to Honor People, Organizations for Excellence in Recycling (20/P028)
June 6, 2020 To Protect Public Safety and the Coastal Resources that Protect Against Storms, DEP Orders North Wildwood to Stop Work Being Conducted Without Permits (20/P027)
June 4, 2020 DEP Announces Free Fishing Day to Be Held Saturday, June 6 (20/P026)
June 1, 2020 Affirming National Leadership Role, New Jersey Publishes Formal Stringent Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS (20/P025)
May 23, 2020 Reminder for Visitors: Swimming Closed at State-Owned Beaches, Lakes; Visitors Encouraged to "Mask Up!" for Safety (20/P024)
May 21, 2020 DEP Provides Enhanced Guidance on Harmful Algal Blooms With Development of Color-Coded Public Health Alert Index (20/P023)
May 20, 2020 DEP Launches "Mask Up!" Campaign (20/P022)
May 9, 2020 DEP Commissioner McCabe Reminds Public on Rules for Visiting State Parks and Forests During COVID-19 Outbreak (20/P021)
May 9, 2020 Department of Environmental Protection Extends Public Comment Periods on Permit Applications to Ensure Meaningful Public Engagement During Pandemic (20/P020)
May 5, 2020 Commissioner McCabe Marks Air Quality Awareness Week by Affirming State's Commitment to Cleaner Air and Addressing Climate Change (20/P019)
April 22, 2020 New Jersey To Invest Nearly $45 Million in Electrification of Transportation Sector; Focus on Air Quality Improvements in Environmental Justice Communities (20/P018)
April 22, 2020 To Celebrate Earth Day, DEP Launches Online Stay-At-Home Activities, Learning Tools and Virtual Park Visits (20/P017)
April 17, 2020 Murphy Administration Releases RGGI Strategic Funding Plan; Announces New Investments in Climate Change Reduction, Environmental Justice and Clean Energy (20/P016)
April 16, 2020 With Peak Wildfire Season Underway, DEP Promotes Fire Safety, Files Charges After Investigation of Massive 2019 Pinelands Fire (20/P015)
April 13, 2020 Statement of DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe on the Closure of State Parks & Forests during Covid-19 Outbreak
April 11, 2020 New Jersey DEP Issues Notice for Agricultural Businesses Using Open Fires or Smudge Pots to Protect Crops from Freezing (20/P014)
April 8, 2020 DEP Adopts New Protections for 600 Miles of Rivers and Streams (20/P013)
April 7, 2020 All State Parks & Forests Closed to Help Further Limit the Spread of Covid-19 (20/P012)
March 26, 2020 DEP Offers Seven Tips for Social Distancing While Visiting New Jersey’s State Parks and Natural Areas (20/P011)
March 16, 2020 Open Spaces at State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas Available for Passive Recreation; Enclosed Facilities, Campgrounds at State Parks, Forests and Recreation Areas Closed (20/P010)
March 10, 2020 DEP Approves $2.5 Million for Projects to Evaluate Innovative Harmful Algal Bloom Mitigation and Prevention Strategies (20/P009)
March 3, 2020 DEP Celebrates Americorps Week With Watershed Ambassador Events Highlighting Water Quality Stewardship (20/P008)
March 2, 2020 DEP Adopts Green Stormwater Infrastructure Rules (20/P007)
February 27, 2020 DEP Launches Environmental Justice Initiative to Clean Up Large Illegal Dumping Area in Trenton Along Assunpink Creek (20/P006)
February 26, 2020 DEP Announces Registration Deadline for Companies That Haul or Process Soil, Fill Recyclable Material in New Jersey (20/P005)
February 25, 2020 New Jersey State Forest Fire Service Prescribed Burning Program Underway Across State to Help Reduce Wildfire Risk (20/P004)
February 10, 2020 DEP Accepting Applications for Hundreds of Seasonal Jobs at New Jersey State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites (20/P003)
February 6, 2020 New Jersey DEP Begins Reform of Environmental Regulations in Response to Climate Change (20/P002)
January 14, 2020 DEP Modifies Harmful Algal Bloom Grant Program Requirements, Extends Deadline to Provide More Flexibility to Applicants (20/P001)