NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin Discusses Extreme Weather and Environmental Issues

COMMERCE RECENTLY SAT DOWN with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Bob Martin to discuss extreme weather events; flooding and combined sewer overflows; New Jersey’s Superfund and brownfield sites; the state’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program; working with the business community; and protecting the environment. Here are his insights, thoughts and observations. COMMERCE: How is the NJDEP
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An Inside Look at New Jersey’s Key Environmental Issues

NEW JERSEY—WITH ITS SUPERfund sites, brownfield properties and legacy of old, contaminated industrial structures—offers a rich environment for firms that can address these key issues, such as environmental attorneys, engineers, labs, consultants and LSRPs. COMMERCE asked these experts to discuss the legislative and regulatory climate, plus offer insights about how New Jersey firms can prepare for 2018. Riker Danzig Scherer
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Surgical Procedures for Treating Obesity Improve Overall Health

ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (36.5 percent) of American adults are obese. In addition, the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that medical care costs associated with this disease are more than $147 billion per year and rising, as obesity increases the risk of costly, chronic conditions such as diabetes,
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Leadership as a Best Practice: Competence and Character

MY DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP is very simple—it’s competence and character. Both are extremely important. From these two concepts comes everything else as far as leadership is concerned. Fundamentally, leadership is leadership, whether you are on the battlefield or in the boardroom. Availability is a very important aspect of leadership that applies in both the military and the civilian worlds. Many
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Is New Jersey Prepared for the Next Sandy?

THE IMAGES RESEMBLE THE aftermath of a war, after a fleet of B-52 bombers dropped their payload on a city, or as if Mother Nature went bowling and flattened entire neighborhoods. Add to that flooding and infrastructure damage, with downed power lines and collapsed bridges, and today’s extreme weather events are demonstrating devastating destructive force with increasing frequency. This dangerous
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