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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Quijano Questions State Settlement with Exxon MobilAssemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) issued the following statement Friday on reports that the Christie administration has agreed to a $250 million settlementwith Exxon Mobil for decades-worth of damage done to sensitive environmental areas after the state originally sought $8.9 billion in compensation:
"This figure seems extremely low given the initial damages sought, as well as the irreparable harm that has been done to our environment over the years.
Eustace Introduces Two-Bill Package to Crack Down on Environmental Pollution, Increase AccountabilityAssemblyman Tim Eustace has introduced a two-bill package to crack down on environmental pollution and increase accountability when it comes to oil and natural gas leaks.
The first bill would address the discharge of hazardous substances in New Jersey waters and the second bill would address methane gas leaks, a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
Eustace Bill to Ban ‘Coal Rolling’ Gains Final Legislative ApprovalMeasure Would Prevent Damage to Environment, Safeguard Public Health & Safety
Legislation Assemblyman Tim Eustace sponsored to prohibit owners of certain vehicles from tampering with their diesel engines in order to produce massive emissions of noxious fumes gained final legislative approval from the Assembly on Monday.
"Coal rolling increases air pollution in New Jersey and creates unsafe driving conditions on New Jersey's already congested roadways," said Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic). "By banning coal rolling, this legislation will build upon a history of environmental protection in our state."
PARCC Assessment Use Moratorium, Disaster Relief, Help for Veterans, Coal Rolling Ban & Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act Top Monday Assembly SessionYouth Cardiac Care, State Investment Council Reform, Vo-tech School Construction, Consumer Rebate Protection & Safe Prescription Medicine Drop-Off Also on Tap
Imposing a three-year moratorium on use of PARCC assessments, helping homeowners after disasters, helping veteran-owned businesses banning coal rolling and the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015 highlight Monday's Assembly voting session.
Requiring an annual physical examination of child 19 years of age or younger include questions related to cardiac health, State Investment Council reform, promoting vocational school construction, consumer rebate protection and secure prescription medicine drop-off receptacles are also on tap...