06 Jan: Smith Bills To Restore & Protect Barnegat Bay Clear Senate

TRENTON – Two pieces of legislation sponsored by Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith (D-Middlesex) that would take key steps to clean up and reinvigorate Barnegat Bay were approved today by the full Senate.

“Barnegat Bay is not only one of our greatest natural and environmental resources, but it is also an economic engine for New Jersey,” said Senator Smith. “Every year the Bay generates $3.3 billion of revenue and supports tens of thousands of jobs. Enacting measures such as these will ensure the restoration and protection of the Bay, while also protecting its economic viability.”