Senator Smith on Diesel Emissions Controls Before Senate, Assembly

TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee, and a prime sponsor of legislation to cut down on unhealthy emissions from diesel engines in New Jersey, issued the following statement regarding the bill’s pending consideration in the Senate and Assembly on Monday, and the bill’s fate as a ballot question in November.

Senator Smith on the diesel bill, and why environmental advocates must continue to bring attention to diesel controls after the bill is approved. OC – “…goes on the ballot.” Senator Smith on the diesel bill, and why environmental advocates must continue to bring attention to diesel controls after the bill is approved. OC – “…goes on the ballot.” (0:32)

Senator Smith on the bills pending before the Senate and Assembly. OC – “… clean air supply.” Senator Smith on the bills pending before the Senate and Assembly. OC – “… clean air supply.” (0:46)

Senator Smith on the environmental and health impact of excessive diesel emissions. OC – “…the chronically ill.” Senator Smith on the environmental and health impact of excessive diesel emissions. OC – “…the chronically ill.” (1:26)

Senator Smith on what the diesel legislation would accomplish. OC – “…and cardiac illnesses.” Senator Smith on what the diesel legislation would accomplish. OC – “…and cardiac illnesses.” (0:39)

Senator Smith on some of the people responsible for movement with the diesel bill so far, and the need for public awareness on the need to further regulate diesel. OC – “…clean air on Election Day.” Senator Smith on some of the people responsible for movement with the diesel bill so far, and the need for public awareness on the need to further regulate diesel. OC – “…clean air on Election Day.” (1:09)