McKeon Applauds Recent State Environmental Action

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex, Morris) praised recent actions the state has taken to combat recent environmental protection rulings by the EPA:

“I applaud the steps taken by Attorney General Grewal and the Governor to address the recent actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that weaken the rules aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change.

“Rolling back vehicle emission standards, expanding off-shore drilling along New Jersey’s coast, moving forward with plans to build a natural gas pipeline, and allowing companies to choose for themselves to use chemicals that are known contributors to greenhouse gases instead of a safer alternative are all initiatives that will only grow our global warming concerns.

“The joint agreements and filings the state is participating in aims to protect the progress we have made to strengthen environmental protection laws and stem the effects of climate change over the last decade. New Jersey’s participation in the broader conversation takes a stand for every citizen’s right to clean water, clean air and an environment that does not pose any public health risk.”