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McKeon: Inclusion of Highlands in Proposed Pilgrim Pipeline Route More Reason to Oppose Project
Assemblyman: Albany, N.Y. to Linden, N.J. Parallel Oil Pipelines Have Potential to Harm Environment, Put Public Health at Risk & Diminish Quality of Life for ResidentsAssembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Vice-Chair John F. McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) issued the following statement Thursday following news reports that the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline, a 178-mile oil pipeline that would carry millions of gallons of crude oil through dozens of New Jersey towns, will move through the Highlands Preservation Area in Mahwah:
"The Highlands supply drinking water for more than two-thirds of the state's population
Running one of the most flammable fuels in the world through one of the most environmentally sensitive areas in the state puts our water supply and our residents at an incredible risk…"
McKeon & Gusciora Bill to Reaffirm the Right of Individuals with Guide/Service Dogs to Ride on NJ Transit Advanced by Assembly PanelLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon and Reed Gusciora that would prohibit NJ Transit from denying individuals who use a guide or service dog access to any of its transportation modes was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
NJ Transit previously had a policy that excluded guide dogs on sedans, including its Access Link fleet, which serves the disabled population. NJ Transit later changed its policy.
This bill would codify those changes.