Topic: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Hurricane Sandy caused major erosion along the New Jersey coastline, slimming beaches significantly. Some question the wisdom of using federal funding to build up beaches that just get washed away.
Environmental activists were delighted to have Barack Obama replace George W. Bush as president. But greens are increasingly unhappy with Obama’s record – especially on climate change.
At a news conference in Chicago Monday, Barack Obama announced many of his energy and environment appointees, a team that many say signals a sharp break from Bush administration policies toward pollution, wildlife, clean energy, and climate change.
Barack Obama has tapped Lisa Jackson, the former head of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection, to become the next chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to news outlets who spoke with officials close to the president-elect.