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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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Excerpts from McKeon Questioning of DEP Commissioner on ExxonMobil SettlementAssembly Judiciary Committee Chairman John F. McKeon (D-Essex) issued a multimedia package Monday of excerpts from his questioning of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin on the proposed $225 million settlement agreement between the state and Exxon Mobil for the environmental damage caused by Exxon's refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden.
McKeon: One NRD Claim Under Christie Not Nearly EnoughAssemblyman John F. McKeon, Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee vice-chair, issued the following statement Monday after raising concerns about the Christie administration's $225 million settlement of an $8.9 billion claim against Exxon Mobil Corp. during a hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2016 Department of Environmental Protection budget:
"Today's hearing reaffirmed that in filing just one natural resources damage claim - less than 1 percent of the 151 claims filed during previous administrations, starting with the McGreevey administration - the Christie administration has shown a blatant and unrepentant disregard for New Jersey's environment. …"
Assembly Budget Committee to hear from Department of Environmental Protection & Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentThe Assembly Budget Committee will meet on Monday to take testimony from the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The meetings will begin at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 11 of the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton...