23 May: Smith Resolution Urging Action On Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission Clears Senate

TRENTON – A Senate resolution sponsored by Senator Bob Smith (D-Middlesex) that calls on Governor Christie to hire a new Executive Director and hire or rehire full-time staff for the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission (DRCC) was today approved today by the full Senate.

“The importance of staffing and maintaining the DRCC simply cannot be denied. The Commission provides much needed environmental protection and oversight that the Department of Environmental Protection cannot. Moreover, rehiring of staff will come at absolutely no cost to the taxpayer. This is simply a no-brainer. Governor Christie’s move to eliminate the Commission is flat out wrong and must be reconsidered,” said Smith, chairman of the Environment and Energy Committee.