(TRENTON) — Assembly Democratic legislators John Burzichelli, Celeste Riley and Paul Moriarty on Monday released the following statements regarding the Delaware River dredging project:

Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem):
“It’s unfortunate that the backers of this project are running roughshod over New Jersey’s environmental protection process, ignoring the concerns of South Jersey and moving forward before even knowing whether this project makes economic sense. We still have way too many unanswered questions about what this project and its spoils will mean for our region’s health and environment.”

Riley (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem):
“This project has the potential to damage our environment and drinking water, and yet we’re not even sure it will benefit us financially. New Jersey’s strong environmental review process exists to protect the people — in this case the people of South Jersey — and it must be respected.”

Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden):
“It’s extremely disappointing to see New Jersey’s strong environmental review process being trampled for a project that may threaten the health and well-being of South Jersey families. This project is moving along way too fast with too many unanswered questions. South Jersey residents deserve better.”

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