04 Mar: Preview-Smith Diesel Emissions Reduction Efforts Up For A Vote On Monday

TRENTON – A set of bills, sponsored by Senator Bob Smith, which would reduce diesel emissions in New Jersey and provide clean air for future New Jerseyans will be up for a vote in the Senate Environment Committee on Monday, March 7 at 10 a.m..

“There is nothing more important to the safety, health and well-being of New Jersey’s residents than the air we breathe,” said Senator Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee. “We cannot afford to have a laissez-faire attitude about pollution in our skies when hundreds of people in our State die each year, due to respiratory disease aggravated by airborne pollution. We have to take a stand, to provide a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

08 Feb: Smith On Diesel Particulate Testimony

TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee and the prime sponsor of legislation which would greatly reduce diesel emissions in New Jersey, issued comments on testimony heard before his Committee yesterday on the dangers and health risks of particulate matter emissions, such as diesel emissions and other pollutants:

“The testimony we heard today from some of the preeminent experts in the field of air pollution and its impact on the health and safety of New Jerseyans, particularly children and senior citizens, should be a warning sign to the direction we could be going in if we take no actions to counteract the effects of particulate matter emissions.