LEONARDO — Past the gates and security checkpoints, down the miles of reinforced pier where train cars load ordnance aboard warships, beneath the waves and the watchful eye of the United States Navy, sit the world’s most heavily-guarded shellfish. For three years, the environmental group NY/NJ Baykeeper has been growing tankfuls of oysters at Naval Weapons… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Environment, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Naval Weapons Station Earle, NJ DEP, NY/NJ Baykeeper, Oyster resortation | Comments Off on Seafood at gunpoint: Why one N.J. group raises oysters on a naval base
TRENTON — A New Jersey judge on Tuesday approved a controversial settlement between the Christie administration and ExxonMobil over contamination at its old industrial sites in North Jersey. Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan, in an 81-page decision, called the deal “fair, reasonable, in the public interest, and consistent with the goals of the Spill Compensation and… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 25th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Environment, Exxon Mobil, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Chrisitie, Exxon Mobil, Exxon Mobil Settlement, ExxonMobil, ExxonMobil Settlement, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. judge approves controversial Christie, Exxon settlement
The Christie Administration has not settled or proposed settling the $8.9 billion lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp for only $250 million dollars, as was first reported by The New York Times last week.
According to a high ranking government official who is not authorized to speak for Christie or the Attorney General’s office, under the terms of the proposed settlement which has yet to be approved by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Hogan (Burlington County), Exxon Mobil would be responsible for the cost of clean up and remediation of the Bayway in Bayonne and Linden, in addition to the $250 million which is to compensate New Jersey for the loss of use of the contaminated real estate and marsh lands.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Environment, News | Tags: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Exxon Mobil Settlement | 2 Comments »