Enviro Groups Sue NJ Over New Waterfront Access Rule

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 8:39 PM EST) -- A pair of environmental groups filed a legal challenge Tuesday arguing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection oversteps its authority in a new rule for public access to the state's beaches and tidal waterways by improperly giving itself power to determine policies for municipalities.

NY/NJ Baykeeper and Hackensack Riverkeeper expressed their fears that in the revised rule — sparked by court decisions that said the DEP went too far in parts of the previous requirements — the agency has created new problems and stepped away...
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