Just in time to feast on before the Thanksgiving holiday, the final report of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transportation Reinvention Commission was released today, identifying seven key strategies to help the agency plan, prepare for and fund the next 100 years of transit investments.
While various outlets will focus on the (Read more...)
Great to see New Jersey’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program participating in an ongoing effort to map the potential range of the Atlantic Coast leopard frog, a newly identified species!
NJDEP – News Release 14/P126 – DEP’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program Playing Key Role in…
NJDEP-News Release 14/P126 (Read more...)
The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/business/energy-…
While doing a quick scan for raptors today in a restricted natural area near the Hackensack River, the NJMC’s Drew McQuade spotted this Solitary Sandpiper, rare for this time of year around here. The bird was in shallow water, bobbing its head regularly. A few Mallards and a coot were (Read more...)
For you fans of law firm acquisitions, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Jeff Blumenthal reports:
”Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami McKeon couldn’t answer every question about her firm’s acquisition of more than 800 lawyers and staff from the dissolving, Boston-based Bingham McCutchen. But (Read more...)
Read Pete Bacinski’s column on nj.com!
Seen in New Jersey: Birders get a gander at geese
Many of the barnacle, pink-footed and greater white-fronted Geese, which all nest in Greenland, follow migrating flocks of Canada geese back to the East Coast of North America.
Remember when we posted an item about a banded young Peregrine spotted by bird-bander Chris Takacs in Harrier Meadow on November 10? We soon learned that Jill Homcy had photographed the same Peregrine two weeks earlier at River Barge Park, and that it had been banded in New York City (Read more...)
In the Gibbons law firm’s Real Property & Environmental Law Alert, attorney
Howard D. Geneslaw writes:
New Jersey’s Permit Extension Act (“PEA”) was initially enacted in 2008 — in response to “the crisis in the real estate finance sector of the economy” — for the purpose of tolling, (Read more...)
WolfeNotes.com » Christie DEP Promotes Huge Expansion of Tar Sand Oil Imports
Scott Fallon at the Bergen Record has a very important story today on an outrageous move by the Christie NJ DEP to issue an air pollution permit that would allow the Buckeye oil terminal in Perth Amboy (Read more...)
DEP issues “minor modification” of oil terminal air permit without public review DEP denies jurisdiction to review climate impacts It’s The Climate, Stupid! Scott Fallon at the Bergen Record has a very important story today on an outrageous move by the Christie NJ DEP to issue an air pollution permit (Read more...)