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Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 29, 2010 DEP Advises Local Officials to Clear Storm Drains to Prevent Street Flooding from Weekend Thaw (10/P150)
December 28, 2010 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Morris County (10/P149)
December 28, 2010 Commissioner Martin Reminds Residents that Computers and TVs Must be Recycled Starting Jan. 1 (10/P148)
December 22, 2010 DEP's Clean Water Effort Garners National Award (10/P147)
December 16, 2010 With Winter Taking Hold, DEP Urges Proper Use of Woodstoves and Fireplaces (10/P146)
December 15, 2010 Governor's Awards Honor New Jersey's Environmental Leaders (10/P144)
December 15, 2010 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Somerset County (10/P145)
December 13, 2010 DEP Releases Lake Hopatcong Water-level Management Plan (10/P143)
December 9, 2010 Commissioner Martin Joins Camden Officials, Salvation Army in Launching Remediation of Kroc Community Center Site (10/P142)
December 7, 2010 Commissioner Martin Calls for Safeguards on Marcellus Shale Gas-drilling to Protect Delaware River (10/P141)
December 6, 2010 Week-long Bear Hunting Season Begins in Northwestern New Jersey (10/P140)
December 3, 2010 State Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge to Bear Hunt (10/P139)
December 2, 2010 DEP Secures Expanded Sub-slab Vapor Testing for Pompton Lakes Residents (10/P138)
December 1, 2010 New Jersey Geological Survey Pinpoints Ages of New Jersey's Oldest Rocks (10/P137)
December 1, 2010 Jerseys State History Fair Returning in 2011 (10/P136)
December 1, 2010 New Jersey Releases Health Assessment on Cancer and Chromium Waste Sites in Jersey City (10/P135)
December 1, 2010 Samples of Groundwater at Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Show Decreasing Levels of Tritium (10/P134)
November 24, 2010 DEP Secures Commitment for Removal of Chrome Wastes from Garfield Avenue Site in Jersey City (10/P133)
November 22, 2010 DEP Rejects Request to Postpone Bear Hunt (10/P132)
November 19, 2010 Commissioner Commends Dupont for Withdrawing Permit-By-Rule Application for Pompton Lakes Groundwater Treatment System (10/P131)
November 17, 2010 Christie Administration Files Motion to Intervene in Proposed Liberty Natural Gas Pipeline (10/P130)
November 16, 2010 EPA Pledges to Respond to DEP Petitions Seeking to Reduce Pollution from Pennsylvania Power Plant (10/P129)
November 15, 2010 DEP to Hold Information Session on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Mercer County (10/P128)
November 10, 2010 Commissioner Martin Approves Application to Allow Solar Project on Former Stafford Landfill (10/P126)
November 9, 2010 Licensed Site Remediation Professional Board Set to Begin Work (10/P125)
November 9, 2010 DEP Lifts Drought Watch in Monmouth and Ocean Counties (10/P124)
November 8, 2010 Environmental Infrastructure Trust Approves New Executive Director (10/P123)
November 5, 2010 DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Draft Sewer Service Area Map in Essex County (10/P122)
November 4, 2010 Commissioner Martin Dedicates New and Expanded Rockport Game Farm in Warren County (10/P121)
November 3, 2010 Federal Grants Awarded for 48 New Jersey Trails Projects: DEP Now Accepting Applications for 2011 Trails Funding (10/P120)
November 3, 2010 Solar Array Funded by Dep Air-Pollution Settlement to Brighten Gloucester County Elementary School (10/P119)
October 26, 2010 DEP Engages Public in Development of E-waste Recycling Rules (10/P118)
October 26, 2010 Drought Watch Lifted for Most of New Jersey (10/P117)
October 21, 2010 State-County Partnerships Working to Finish Tire Dump Cleanups (10/P116)
October 20, 2010 Settlement Reached on Contaminated Former GM Sites in Clark and Ewing (10/P115)
October 20, 2010 DEP Urges Drivers to Keep the Environment in Mind when Preparing Cars for Winter Months (10/P114)
October 19, 2010 Drivers: Be on the Lookout for Deer in the Roadways (10/P113)
October 18, 2010 New Recovery Well Pumps Tritium from Groundwater at Oyster Creek (10/P112)
October 14, 2010 DEP Posts Employee Reform Suggestions on Web (10/P111)
October 14, 2010 DEP Honors 2010 Recycling Leaders and Poetry Contest Winners (10/P110)
October 14, 2010 Coast Guard Awards DEP $20.3 Million for Delaware Watershed Projects as Natural Resource Compensation for 2004 Oil Spill (10/P109)
October 13, 2010 Agreement Enables East Windsor, Hamilton and Robbinsville to Replace Trees Lost to Turnpike Widening (10/P108)
October 13, 2010 DEP and City of Trenton Meet to Address Trenton Water Works Issues (10/P107)
October 12, 2010 Marina Operators Stepping Up to Protect New Jersey's Waters (10/P106)
October 7, 2010 Trenton Boil Water Advisory Lifted; DEP and City Pledge Close Cooperation to Address Trenton Water Issues (10/P105)
October 7, 2010 DEP Issues Transformation Plan to Steer Reform Efforts (10/P104)
September 27, 2010 DEP Launches Office of Dispute Resolution (10/P103)
September 24, 2010 DEP Commissioner Martin Reminds Public to Conserve Water as Delaware River Basin Commission Issues Drought Warning (10/P102)
September 22, 2010 Black Bears on the Hunt for Food; Don't Feed Them (10/P101)
September 21, 2010 DEP Urges Safety in Battle against Bed Bugs (10/P100)
September 20, 2010 Menhaden Die-off in North Wildwood Caused by Broken Fishing Net (10/P99)
September 20, 2010 Pollution Prevention Starts at Home (10/P98)
September 17, 2010 Commissioner Martin Petitions for Relief from Polluting Pennsylvania Power Plant (10/P97)
September 16, 2010 DEP Issues Alert on Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus (10/P96)
September 16, 2010 Trial Begins in New Jersey Clean-air Suit against Western Pennsylvania Power Company (10/P95)
September 13, 2010 DEP Announces Start of Tritium Cleanup at Oyster Creek (10/P94)
September 13, 2010 Get "Wild" During New Jersey's First-ever Outdoor Expo Sept. 25-26 (10/P93)
September 10, 2010 DEP Staff Observe Water Flowing Uncontrolled from New Jersey Dredge Disposal Site (10/P92)
September 9, 2010 Governor Christie, Commissioner Martin Blast Army Corps for Using N.J. Dredge Site in Disregard of Federal Court Order (10/P91)
September 9, 2010 New DEP Science Advisory Board Starts Work (10/P90)
September 8, 2010 Water Samples Confirm Nontoxic Phytoplankton Bloom in New York Harbor and Raritan Bay (10/P89)
September 8, 2010 DEP Institutes Statewide Drought Watch (10/P88)
September 1, 2010 No Swimming or Surfing at Island Beach but State Park Remains Open (10/P87)
August 31, 2010 Governor Chris Christie Signs Legislation to Promote Vital Clean Water and Environmental Protection Projects (Office of the Governor Press Release)
August 31, 2010 Commissioner Martin Signs New Rules on Sulfur in Fuel Oil to Protect Public Health and Environment (10/P86)
August 26, 2010 DEP Continuing Work with Exelon to Manage Tritium Leak at Oyster Creek (10/P85)
August 26, 2010 Palmyra Cove Dredge Materials to be Used to Redevelop Camden Landfill as Salvation Army Community Center (10/P84)
August 25, 2010 Commissioner Martin Names Assistant Commissioner for Site Remediation (10/P83)
August 17, 2010 DEP Unveils Draft Proposed Public Access Rules (10/P81)
August 12, 2010 Water Sampling Confirms Low Oxygen Levels in Delaware Bay; DEP Working to Speed Removal of Dead Fish from Beaches (10/P82)
August 12, 2010 DEP Continues Investigation of Major Die-off of Menhaden in Delaware Bay (10/P80)
August 11, 2010 DEP Investigating Large Die-off of Menhaden on Delaware Bay (10/P79)
August 10, 2010 Smoke Drifting over Expressway is from Smoldering Wildfire (10/P78)
August 9, 2010 Removal of Oysters Helps Safeguard Public Health and New Jersey’s Shellfish Industry (10/P77)
August 5, 2010 DEP Begins Stepped Up Patrols at Splitrock Reservoir (10/P76)
August 5, 2010 Drought Watch Issued for Five Northeast Counties with Residents Asked to Voluntarily Conserve Water (10/P75)
August 4, 2010 Commissioner Martin Establishes New Panel to Overhaul Process of Leasing State Owned Lands (10/P74)
August 3, 2010 Snake Response Team Fights Fears with Facts, Understanding (10/P73)
July 21, 2010 Commissioner Martin Approves New Bear Management Policy that Calls for Bear Hunt (10/P72)
July 16, 2010 Commissioner Releases Vision and Priorities Plans for More Effective, Customer-Friendly DEP (10/P71)
July 15, 2010 Two Men Injured by Lightning Strike while Camping Illegally at Rancocas State Park (10/P70)
July 15, 2010 DEP Directs Research Group to Remove Shellfish Operation from Tainted Waters (10/P69)
July 13, 2010 Statement by Commissioner Bob Martin on Adoption of Black Bear Management Policy (10/P68)
July 12, 2010 Commissioner Martin Wants EPA to Hasten Action on RRI Energy’s Power Plant Pollution Issue (10/P67)
July 9, 2010 Superior Court Order Provides Public Access to Beach in Sea Bright (10/P66)
July 9, 2010 DEP Orders Cleanup of Harmful Pesticides Used by Newark Firm to Treat Bedbugs (10/P65)
July 8, 2010 Smoky Odors over Central New Jersey Being Caused by Remnants of Fort Dix Wildfires (10/P64)
July 6, 2010 Residents Urged to Voluntarily Conserve Water During Dry Spell (10/P63)
July 2, 2010 Aggressive Bear Captured by Wildlife Officers in West Milford (10/P62)
June 30, 2010 Commissioner Martin Urges Wildfire Awareness Heading into Holiday Weekend (10/P61)
June 30, 2010 DEP Team Makes Largest Find of Rare Plant (10/P60)
June 30, 2010 New Jersey’s State Parks Get Even Greener through Energy Conservation (10/P59)
June 18, 2010 Offshore Wind Energy Study Puts New Jersey in Lead Nationally in Creating Environmentally Safer Energy Source (10/P58)
June 16, 2010 DEP Commissioner Announces Multi-state Effort to Improve Air Quality and Create "Green" Jobs (10/P57)
June 15, 2010 Mercer Chamber of Commerce Director Named Assistant Commissioner for Economic Development and Green Energy (10/P56)
June 15, 2010 New Common Sense Public Access Rules Proposed for State’s Beaches and Waterways (10/P55)
June 14, 2010 Commissioner Tells Assembly New Jersey is Safe from Oil Spill Effects this Summer (10/P54)
June 8, 2010 Governor Christie Endorses East Coast Offshore Wind Agreement (Office of the Governor Press Release)
June 7, 2010 Commissioner Aims to Protect Public Health and Shellfish Industry (10/P53)
June 4, 2010 Innovative DEP Grant Program Helps Dry Cleaners Reduce Use of Harmful Air Pollutant (10/P52)
June 3, 2010 DEP Issues Action Plan on Oyster Creek Tritium Leak to Ensure Public Safety (10/P51)
June 1, 2010 Unplug, Unwind and Create a Lifetime of Memories in New Jersey’s Great Outdoors (10/P50)
May 27, 2010 State’s Beach-monitoring Network in Gear for Summer Season (10/P49)
May 25, 2010 Historic Preservation Awards Honor State’s Best and Brightest (10/P48)
May 25, 2010 Passaic River Flood Commission Holds First Meeting (10/P46)
May 25, 2010 Commissioner Creates Gulf Spill Team to Consider Possible Impacts of Louisiana Oil Spill on New Jersey (10/P47)
May 20, 2010 Cap Construction Under Way at Global Landfill Superfund Site (10/P45)
May 20, 2010 Archeologists Excavate Allied Textile Printing Site at Great Falls in Paterson (10/P44)
May 20, 2010 Settlement Reached Between DEP and Sports Authority on Monmouth Park Racetrack Pollution Issue (10/P43)
May 18, 2010 Commissioner Martin Disappointed with Response to Radioactive-water Leaks at Oyster Creek Nuclear Reactor (10/P42)
May 13, 2010 New DEP Science Advisory Board Created (10/P41)
May 12, 2010 DEP Acts to Reduce Pollutants from Pennsylvania Plant (10/P40)
May 11, 2010 Passaic River Flood Commission Members Appointed (10/P39)
May 10, 2010 Hearing Set for Proposed Black Bear Management Policy (10/P38)
May 10, 2010 Residents of Pompton Lakes Neighborhood Urged to Install Mitigation Systems as DEP Begins Soil-vapor Testing (10/P37)
May 7, 2010 DEP Launches New Investigation into Radioactive Leak at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (10/P36)
May 7, 2010 Commissioner Martin Refutes Statement by Senator Buono Wants Good Science to be Basis of Perchlorate Rules (10/P35)
May 4, 2010 DEP Launches Stakeholder Meetings on Barnegat Bay (10/P34)
May 4, 2010 Commissioner Martin Urges Steps to Reduce Chance of Nuisance Encounters as Bears Become More Active (10/P33)
May 3, 2010 DEP Kicks Off Air Quality Awareness Week by Urging Residents to Make Simple Changes to Help Clear the Air (10/P32)
April 30, 2010 DEP Launches Follow-Up Air Monitoring Project in Paterson (10/P31)
April 29, 2010 DEP to Hold Stakeholder Meetings on the New Jersey Highlands (10/P30)
April 27, 2010 DEP Testifies Against Off-Shore Drilling (10/P29)
April 26, 2010 Commissioner Martin Unveils Vision Plan to Protect New Jersey’s Environment, Names New Leadership Team (10/P28)
April 26, 2010 DEP to Update Wilson Avenue School Parents on Cleanup Investigation During Public Meeting (10/P27)
April 23, 2010 Governor Chris Christie Announces the Creation of a Passaic River Basin Flood Advisory Commission (Office of the Governor Press Release)
April 22, 2010 On Earth Day, Governor Christie States Administration Policy on LNG and Reaffirms Commitment to Protecting Our Environment (Office of the Governor Press Release)
April 22, 2010 Governor Chris Christie Today Signed Significant Solar Power Legislation Into Law (Office of the Governor Press Release)
April 20, 2010 Commissioner Martin Kicks Off Earth Week with Trenton Litter Cleanup (10/P26)
April 19, 2010 Cutting of Red Tape Will Make DEP More Consumer Friendly without Compromising Environmental Protection (10/P25)
April 9, 2010 Exelon Notifies DEP of Monitor Problem at Oyster Creek (10/P24)
April 9, 2010 DEP Assisting in Investigation of Tritium Leak at Salem 2 Reactor (10/P23)
April 3, 2010 Governor Chris Christie Reacts to GAO Report on Delaware River Dredging (Office of the Governor Press Release)
March 31, 2010 Get Ready, New Jersey! Trout Season Opens Saturday, April 10 (10/P22)
March 29, 2010 DEP Announces Opportunities for Business in State Parks (10/P21)
March 26, 2010 DEP Lifts Ban on Harvest of New Jersey Shellfish Beds in NY/NJ Harbor (10/P20)
March 23, 2010 DEP Playing Big Role in Kick-starting Red Bull Soccer Stadium, Revitalization of Harrison Waterfront (10/P19)
March 17, 2010 Effects of Nor'easter Cause DEP to Close New Jersey Shellfish Beds in NY/NJ Harbor (10/P18)
March 17, 2010 DEP Acting Commissioner Approves Proposed Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (10/P16)
March 16, 2010 DEP Delays Adopting Perchlorate Standard Pending Federal Direction (10/P17)
March 15, 2010 DEP Acting Commissioner Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee (10/P15)
March 12, 2010 New Jersey Raises More than $9.1 Million for Job-generating Clean Energy Projects in Quarterly Carbon Auction (10/P12)
March 9, 2010 Statement of DEP Acting Commissioner on the NJ Fish and Game Council’s Proposed Comprehensive Bear Management Policy (10/P11)
March 1, 2010 Governor Chris Christie, U. S. Representative Rob Andrews, State Senate President Steve Sweeney and Acting DEP Commissioner Bob Martin Speak Out Against Planned Dredging of the Delaware River (Office of the Governor Press Release)
March 1, 2010 Statement of DEP Acting Commissioner Bob Martin on Decision to File an Appeal in Petty's Island Eagles Case (10/P10)
February 19, 2010 Statement of DEP Acting Commissioner Bob Martin on U.S. Secretary of Interior’s Wind Energy Summit (10/P9)
February 19, 2010 Governor Christie, DEP Acting Commissioner Martin Outraged by Army Corps' Treatment of South Jersey in Delaware Deepening (10/P8)
February 17, 2010 DEP Encourages Residents to Support New Jersey Endangered Wildlife Fund (10/P6)
February 9, 2010 Paterson Study to Help DEP Improve Urban Air Quality (10/P7)
January 27, 2010 Statement from Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Bob Martin on the Dredging of the Delaware River (10/P5)
January 27, 2010 DEP Agreement Allows Pompton Lakes Homeowners to Choose Vapor-mitigation Contractors (10/P4)
January 25, 2010 DEP Pledges Support for Pompton Lakes Residents Affected by Munitions Plant Pollution (10/P3)
January 7, 2010 DEP Permit Calls for Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant to Build Cooling Towers (10/P1)
January 7, 2010 New Jersey Unveils Strategic Recommendations for Battling Invasive Species (10/P2)