Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations

The Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee concerns itself with legislation reducing governmental bureaucracy or "red tape" and affecting the state's casinos and horse racing industries. The panel also works to ensure that the Executive Branch implements laws as intended by the Legislature. It is also tasked with liasing with counterparts at the federal level on laws and issues that impact New Jersey.
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Muoio, Gusciora & Benson Measure Seeking Tougher Federal Approval Process on Natural Gas Pipelines Advances

An Assembly panel on Thursday advanced legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Elizabeth Maher Muoio, Reed Gusciora and Daniel Benson urging the federal government to toughen its policies on the approval of interstate natural gas pipelines in order to fully weigh the environmental costs, as well as the impact on private property owners and state and local government policies.

The measure (ACR-53) urges the President and Congress to change the laws concerning approvals of interstate natural gas pipelines so they better implement current energy policy considerations, require consideration of the cumulative impacts of the overall development of natural gas transmission infrastructure on a region, and require deference to certain competing state policy determinations.

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