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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Spencer 'Walks' with Community Leaders to Help Raise Awareness of Port Truck Pollution in Newark's South WardAssembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Chair L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) today joined community and environmental advocates at Weequahic Park to raise awareness about air pollution and health issues facing residents in Newark's South Ward neighborhoods.
"The long-term effects of air pollution are dangerous and even deadly. Unfortunately for South Ward residents, they are exposed to these pollutants through no fault of their own, but because of where they live," said Spencer. "The port and trucking companies have a responsibility to protect these families from the health risks associated with diesel fumes. Today, we call on them to be better neighbors and take the necessary steps to prevent putting the health of our residents further at risk."
Eustace Proposes Ban on Transporting Game Trophies Back through Certain U.S. Airports after Death of Cecil the Lion
Assemblyman also urges Feds to Act on Proposal to Add African Lion to Endangered Species ListAssemblyman Tim Eustace is proposing legislation to help protect the African lion from extinction by banning the transport of game trophies of threatened or endangered species through airports controlled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Since the airports controlled by the Port Authority - Newark International, J.F.K and LaGuardia - are some of the most heavily traveled routes back to the U.S. from countries in Africa, Eustace hopes the ban will serve as a disincentive for killing endangered animals for sport.