Cape May to Montauk
A Coastal Protection Report Card
The Atlantic coastlines of New York and New Jersey, much healthier than they were 30 years ago, are nonetheless imperiled today by widespread pollution and unchecked coastal development. This December 2002 NRDC study grades 169 localities and a half-dozen state and federal agencies for their effectiveness at controlling pollution and managing coastal sprawl. The report also names the region's 12 biggest polluters.
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OVERVIEW & QUICK REFERENCE
A Month-by-Month Guide to Nature in the Harbor Bight Region
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Chapter 1: The Harbor Bight Ecosystem
Chapter 2: Who's Minding the Shore?
Chapter 3: Findings Overview
Chapter 4: Grading the Protectors of the Harbor Bight at the Federal and State Level
Chapter 5: Grading the Protectors of the Harbor Bight at the Municipal Level
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