The idea of turning a large chunk of forest in central Maine into a national park dates back at least 150 years when Henry David Thoreau himself called for making the region “a national preserve” in essays about his travels through the area via foot and canoe in the 1850s. To this day most of the areas in central Maine that Thoreau visited are still primarily undeveloped save for intermittent timber extraction.
TRENTON — Friday night, Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order declaring a limited state of energy emergency with regard to the supply of motor fuel and implementing odd-even rationing for gasoline purchases in 12 New Jersey counties. Odd-even fuel sales will take effect in the following counties at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
TRENTON– The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued subpoenas to 65 businesses across the state, intensifying its investigation into more than 500 consumer complaints about alleged price gouging.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America will lower their fuel economy (mpg) estimates for the majority of their model year 2012 and 2013 models after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a result of impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today issued a temporary, blanket waiver of the Jones Act to immediately allow additional oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports, to provide additional fuel resources to the region.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. employment increased by 171,000 in October, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.