Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling. The Committee is committed to preserving the quality of New Jersey's air, waters and land, as well as the health and safety of the state's residents.
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Greenís Legislation Authorizing More than $400 Million for Sandy-Related Clean Water & Lead Reduction Projects Becomes Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green enabling the 30-year old New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust program to continue funding critical projects to provide safe water and clean drinking water throughout the state has been signed into law.

"For decades now this program has played a critical role in protecting the public's health by supporting projects that deliver clean, safe drinking water, protect our water resources, and promote responsible economic development," said Green (D-Middlesex/Somerset/Union). "This funding will support critical enhancements and improvements throughout our state, particularly in areas impacted by Superstorm Sandy or those struggling to deal with the presence of lead in their drinking water."

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Zwicker Legislation Authorizing More than $400 Million for Clean Water & Lead Reduction Projects Becomes Law

Legislation Continues 30-Year Legacy of NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker enabling the 30-year old New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (Trust) program to continue funding critical projects to provide safe water and clean drinking water throughout the state has been signed into law.

"The Environmental Infrastructure Trust has a long history of supporting projects that protect our water resources, help deliver clean, safe drinking water, and support sustainable economic development," said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). "Few programs are as critical to the public's health as this one and I'm pleased to see it signed into law. Residents and towns all over New Jersey will benefit from the enhancements and improvements this law will fund, particularly those devastated by Superstorm Sandy or acutely impacted by the presence of lead in the water."

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