The NJ DEP has proposed a 1000 page rule change regarding development in the coastal zone. In short, these changes make it easier to develop in the coastal zone. Please make your voice heard by emailing your state legislators here.  Sandy Clean Up photo 3For more on this issue, read the Star Ledger’s account of the legislative hearing on these rules from August 18, 2014 in Trenton. http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/nj_officials_environmentalists_clash_over_coastal_rule_changes.html

Also, there are other accounts of this rule proposal below.

http://www.app.com/story/news/local/southern-ocean-county/2014/07/09/sandy-ocean-county/12435167/

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/14/07/08/opinion-why-doesn-t-the-state-dep-believe-in-global-climate-change/