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Eustace Encourages Sustainability, Civic Engagement at RamapoAssemblyman Tim Eustace met with students at Ramapo College Tuesday to encourage environmental awareness and civic participation among young New Jersey residents.
"From organizing gleaning projects to provide the needy with healthy food to simply making a conscious effort to reduce their water usage, students on college campuses can help create a greener New Jersey," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "Young people never should underestimate their ability to make a difference. There's so much power in their level of awareness and their desire to have a positive impact on the world around them."
Resolution Calling on Authorities to Investigate, Ensure Accountability for Superfund Site Cleanup Liability AdvancesAn identical resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace and Senators Bob Smith and Christopher "Kip" Bateman urging relevant federal and State authorities to investigate actions taken by an Argentinian state-owned oil company to discharge Superfund obligations through bankruptcy proceedings advanced in a joint legislative committee meeting today.
The resolution, SR-107/AR-219, urges the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation to examine actions taken by YPF S.A., and its subsidiary Maxus Energy Corporation, to use United States bankruptcy proceedings in an apparent attempt to avoid responsibility for environmental liabilities related to the cleanup of the Diamond Alkali Superfund site, the Passaic River, and other Superfund sites in New Jersey. The resolution also calls on the United States Attorney General and the New Jersey Attorney General to investigate any potential violations of federal or State law by YPF S.A. and Maxus, including any violations of the federal or State racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO) acts, and to pursue all appropriate legal remedies.
Video: Eustace on Fighting Corporations Seeking to Avoid Superfund Obligations in New JerseyArgentine Company Seeking to Skirt Passaic River Cleanup Share
Assembly Environment Chairman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) discusses Tuesday's joint hearing between the Assembly and Senate environment committees on corporations avoiding their Superfund obligations in New Jersey through federal bankruptcy proceedings.
Watch the video here.