A bill making its way through Trenton would require paint producers and retailers to set up collection programs where paint companies would be responsible for the reuse, recycling and safe disposal of the products.
Longstanding plans for the next in a series of artifical reefs of the Jersey coast show signs of life with a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Almost immediately, the New Jersey Sierra Club sounded a warning about the risk of over-fishing.
Critics and the New Jersey Sierra Club and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance oppose the project, which they say would impact the Pinelands Forest Management Area and would violate the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP).
A proposed bill which underwent discussion Thursday in Toms River seeks to expand public access to beaches and waterways across the state. While mixed reaction was the verdict at the meeting finding a utilitarian solution is something lawmakers are working on.