19 Sep: Buono Measure Finding DEP Waiver ‘Inconsistent With Legislative Intent’ Clears Environment Committee

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) today released the following statement on a resolution (SCR-239) she sponsored to hold a Department of Environmental Protection “Waiver of Rules” as inconsistent with legislative intent. The waiver, proposed by the DEP in March, would allow the DEP Commissioner to exempt companies from longstanding environmental regulations, potentially harming the environment as well as workers employed in hazardous industries who depend on safe working conditions. The measure cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee today by a vote of 3-2: