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Cory Booker takes in over $1.3M from 90 speeches
Democratic Senate hopeful Cory Booker earned more than $1.3 million by making speeches to various groups for the past five years, according to documents he released Friday.
Thu May 16, 2013
State leaders praise approval of Bayonne Bridge-raising project
On the heels of yesterday's announcement that the U.S. Coast Guard approved raising the Bayonne Bridge roadway, state and local officials are praising the Coast Guard's quick approval.
Lautenberg returns to Senate for committee vote on EPA nominee...
Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the Senate's oldest member, returned to Congress on Thursday after being sidelined for months because of illness.
Food & Water Watch: Electric Utilities Top List of U.S. Toxic Water Polluters
May 16 - The Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, Ferro Corporation, American Electric Power, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Southern Company top the list of the most hazardous polluters of U.S. surface water, according to a report released today by the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch and the Political Economy ... (more)
Panel poised to approve EPA nominee
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is expected on Thursday to advance the nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency .
David Goldman-Inspired International Child Abduction Legislation Passed by House Panel
Legislation on parental abduction of U.S. children overseas stemming from a case involving a former Tinton Falls father and son was passed by the House panel that oversees human rights charied by Rep.
Wed May 15, 2013
U.S. Senate Seeks Tobacco Tax Increases
Five U.S. Senators have introduced Senate Bill Number 826, which would increase the cigarette tax by $.94 per pack for a new federal rate of $1.95 per pack, and impose tax parity on other tobacco products.
Tue May 14, 2013
Federal beach replenishment project on LBI to begin this month
A ramp leading to the beach over the dunes in Harvey Cedars was broken off after Hurricane Sandy hit last fall.
Lautenberg to return for Thurs meeting
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is expected back in Washington Thursday to help advance President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, spokesman Caley Gray confirmed Tuesday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Gov. Chris Christie's Camp Strikes Gold in California
Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com California has taken a shine to Gov.
MARAD Deputy Matsuda Steps Down
In a statement released by Marad spokesperson Kim Strong, Matsuda's career highlights and accomplishments were also listed.
The week ahead: Energy Dept. awaits new chief, an EPA showdown sequel, and more
This week will likely bring a changing of the guard at the Energy Department, while Senate Democrats will also try again to advance a stalled nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sun May 12, 2013
Clarks Hometown News Patriot
EarthTalkA : Safety Risks
Dear EarthTalk: The recent explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed many people really alarmed me.
Fri May 10, 2013
Boxer to try again for EPA vote
Sen. Barbara Boxer is taking another shot at getting a committee vote on EPA nominee Gina McCarthy - and pleading with Republicans to take part this time.
Boycotting EPA nomination while hanging with big energy lobbyists
Just for fun, let's take a look at the 2012 contributions from the electric utilities and oil and gas industry: That's to provide some context for what happened this week, or didn't happen, in the Senate.
Fleet Owner Magazine
Bill to limit heavier trucks introduced
U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg re-introduced legislation designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off the road.
Thu May 09, 2013
GOP boycott thwarts EPA vote
Senate Democrats scrapped a vote scheduled for Thursday to advance President Obama's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency after a GOP boycott prevented them from reaching a quorum.
The Newark Star-Ledger
After Sandy Roundup: Toms River house fire, more funds for cleanup and a harrowing rescue
TOMS RIVER - A two-story home in Toms River that has been vacant since it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy caught fire Wednesday.
FEMA to Reimburse East Brunswick $1.1 Million for Sandy Efforts
East Brunswick will be reimbursed $1.1 million from FEMA to make up for money spent during the township's Hurricane Sandy response.