14 Jun: Buono-Karcher Resolution Supporting Federal Efforts To Give State Say In Trash Transfer Stations Passes Senate Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee today approved SR-99, sponsored by Senators Barbara Buono and Ellen Karcher that calls upon Congress to pass the “Clean Railroads Act of 2007” which gives state and local authorities a say in regulating trash transfer stations located on railroad property.

“Railroad corporations have been able to get around state and local health and environmental regulations by exploiting a loophole in federal law,” said Senator Buono. “Congress needs to move to end this loophole so that our communities are not subjected to these health and safety hazards.”