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May 2010
My Central Jersey.com : Obama cancels Virginia offshore drilling lease

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is canceling a proposed offshore drilling lease sale in Virginia.

Daily Record : Obama says no to offshore drilling along Virginia

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Thursday he's nixing plans to sell offshore oil and natural gas leases along the Virginia coast.

US News and World Report : Senators Detail Economic Impact of Oil Spill

An estimated 12,000 to 19,000 barrels of oil per day is currently spilling into the Gulf Coast, according to a study released today by the National Incident Command's Flow Rate Technical Group. Those numbers gave some Democratic lawmakers ammunition to fire at the oil companies. [See who gets the most money from the oil industry.]

The Jersey Journal: U.S. Sen. Menendez honored at Hoboken University Medical Center gala

A politician took the top honor at the Hoboken University Medical Center Foundation's annual celebration last Friday.

The Hill : Lautenberg, Menendez are pumped for 2014 Superbowl in New Jersey

The National Football League made the unusual decision Tuesday of awarding the 2014 Super Bowl to the Meadowlands sports arena in New Jersey, but Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) couldn't be more excited.

Obama Administration Supports Lifting Liability Cap for 'Future' Oil Spills

The Obama administration maintains there should be no limit on oil companies' spill liability, but a top Justice Department official said it is not proposing to change the $75 million limit on BP PLC's Gulf of Mexico spill because the company has pledged to pay all legitimate claims.

The Star Ledger: U.S. Sens. Lautenberg, Menendez propose $125M in aid to reverse NJ Transit fare hikes

TRENTON  — Since the start of last year, 84 percent of public transit systems in America have either hiked fares, slashed service or are considering one of the two.

Reuters: Public transit would get $2 bln in US Senate bill

WASHINGTON - A group of U.S. Senators, including Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, on Tuesday introduced a bill that would send $2 billion to public transportation agencies across the country to help with operating costs. "Emphasizing mass transit helps rebuild our economy through lower commuting costs, new jobs and cleaner air," said New Jersey's Robert Menendez, who co-authored the legislation, in a statement.

NBC New York: East Rutherford, N.J.: Home of the 2014 Super Bowl

Sometimes a "Snow Bowl's" chance in hell is enough.

The New Meadowlands Stadium has been selected as the first Super Bowl host site that's neither in a warm weather city nor under a dome.  Take that, Florida.  Cold weather be damned,  the biggest game in the world is going to be played in the greatest city in the world.

Cherry Hill in New Jersey: Sustainable Cherry Hill Receives EPA Quality Award in NYC

In President Barack Obama’s statement marking the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day in the United States he said, “As we continue to tackle our environmental challenges, it’s clear change won’t come from Washington alone. It will come from Americans across the country, who takes steps in their own homes and their own communities to make that change happen. “

Jersey City getting $600,000 from feds to make toxic former junkyards safe for park use

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is getting $600,000 in federal funds to clean up Berry Lane Park.

Women eNews: Mother's Helpers Hidden Inside Health Reform

A recent online discussion explored further and possibly worse miseries.

One woman wrote of having to pump in an empty room with no lock, no chair, one eye-level plug and the occasional intruder bursting in.

Groups push Senate for higher broker standard

NEW YORK - A group of regulators and consumer advocates is supporting a proposed amendment to the Senate's financial reform bill that would require brokers to adopt a higher fiduciary standard.

The Record: Menendez discusses issues with members of the Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce

Edgewater — Sen. Robert Menendez was the keynote speaker at the Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce third annual meeting held at Flemings Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Edgewater April 6.

New Jersey lawmakers score well on environmental watchdog group's scorecard

New Jersey's congressional delegation voted green during the last term, a state nonprofit said Friday.

N.J. legislators score high on environmental issues, group finds

TRENTON — A watchdog group says most of New Jersey's congressional representatives are excellent stewards of the environment.

Associated Press: Gov't unveils $1b biomedical tax credit

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it's offering $1 billion in seed money to small research firms in the hunt for promising medical breakthroughs.

Associated Press: Senate Dems: Make oil industry pay for inspections

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are calling for the Obama administration to improve inspections of deepwater oil rigs such as the one that exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico. The lawmakers said oil companies should pay for the emergency inspections, not taxpayers.

The Record: Law aims to help depressed new moms

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Actress Brooke Shields and former New Jersey first lady Mary Jo Codey joined U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in Ridgewood, N.J., on Monday to hail the passage of federal legislation to help women suffering from postpartum depression.

Daily Record: NJ Dems say no to offshore drilling

WASHINGTON — Four New Jersey Democrats are citing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in urging a permanent end to drilling off U.S. shores.

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