The Future Of NJ Environmental Programs

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 4:13 PM EDT) -- On Earth Day, 1970, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) was born. In almost 30 years of existence, it has evolved into an administrative agency of almost 2,900 employees and leads the nation in aggressive environmental policy and enforcement.

For most of that time, the department benefitted from a broad range of political support, often crossing partisan party lines. NJDEP employees enjoy their reputation as cutting edge environmental regulators, and are widely viewed in the business community as among the toughest personnel in the...
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