UULMNJ’s Environment Task Force is working with the New Jersey Enviornmental Federation to keep regulations protecting our environment in place.
In March, the New Jersey Department of Enviornmental Protection proposed establishing procedures for the waiver of department rules that would allow companies to circumvent over 100 guidelines that protect our water, air and land.
Senators Barbara Buono and Robert Gordon introduced a Senate resolution (SCR239), and Assemblypersons Peter Barnes, Reed Gusciora, and John McKeon introduced the same resolution (ACR206) in the Assembly, putting forth that the proposed rules to establish a waiver of the DEP rules are not consistent with the intent of the Legislature.
The DEP waiver resolution passed the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee on December 8 and now waits to be posted for a vote before the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. This legislative session will end soon, and there is only one voting session left, on January 9.
Take action now to stop this attempt to roll back environment regulations by asking Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver to post the DEP Waiver Resolution (SCR239/ACR206) on the January 9th session.
Senate President Steve Sweeney
Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver