Updates from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut Highlands

Archive for August, 2004

McGreevey signs bill to protect Highlands

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004 Posted in | No Comments »

By Chris Gosier, Daily Record WANAQUE -- The long battle to enact a Highlands protection bill formally ended Tuesday when Gov. James E. McGreevey gave it his signature in a ceremony on top of the Wanaque Reservoir Dam. But another battle was ...

McGreevey inks Highlands Bill, calls it a gift to children

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004 Posted in | No Comments »

By Terrence Dopp The Express-Times WANAQUE, N.J. -- Flanked by lawmakers, well-wishers and a Girl Scout troop, Gov. James E. McGreevey on Tuesday signed a bill restricting development and protecting water in the North Jersey Highlands. The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act ...

McGreevey signs Highlands bill

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By Kaitlin Gurney Inquirer Staff Writer WANAQUE, N.J. - Gov. McGreevey today signed a bill that protects an 800,000 acre swath of northwestern New Jersey, home to the reservoirs that supply much of the state's drinking water. "I cannot think of a greater ...

Governor signs and cheers Highlands act: Some environmentalists boycott ‘phenomenal day’ for perservation

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By Steve Chambers Star-Ledger Staff Gov. James E. McGreevey signed legislation yesterday to protect the northern Highlands from development, telling applauding politicians, two former governors, a handful of environmentalists and two Girl Scout troops that his action will ensure clean drinking water ...

Governor signs Highlands bill

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By Jan Barry Staff Writer, Bergen Record WANAQUE - Capping a decades-long conservation campaign, Governor McGreevey signed into law Tuesday landmark legislation to preserve the core of the New Jersey Highlands. Flanked by two former governors, Girl Scouts, legislators, and other bill supporters, ...

Highlands bill signed, but activists cry foul

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WANAQUE -- Calling it his "greatest environmental achievement," Gov. James E. McGreevey on Tuesday signed into law a measure to protect water in the Highlands region. But environmental activists refused to attend the party. McGreevey and supporters stood on ...