Please call Senate President Sweeney, your Senator and two representatives and urge them to support SCR66/ACR160, the final step in overriding the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) rollbacks to the Flood Hazard Protection Rules.
NJ Highlands Coalition strongly supports SCR66/ACR160 to block Governor Christie’s NJDEP from rolling back the Flood Hazard Area Protection rules that protect our waterways and our communities from worsening impacts of flooding. Despite a full Legislative vote in opposition, the NJDEP is still moving ahead with their proposal to rollback protections.
According to NJ’s Constitution, a second full vote by the Legislature will affirmatively block the rollbacks. The NJ Assembly is scheduled to vote this Thursday, June 16.
The NJDEP rollbacks in the Flood Hazard Area Protection Rules would:
- INCREASE allowable construction in our stream buffers putting more people and property at risk.
- DECREASE buffer protections to our waterways, allowing more pollution to flow into our streams, rivers, and other drinking sources.
- WEAKEN oversight on the permitting process in environmentally sensitive areas.
Say NO to DIRTIER WATER AND MORE FLOODING;
Call Senate President Sweeney, at (856) 251-9801.
Also call your Senator, and 2 Assembly representative, ask them all to VOTE YES on SCR66/ACR160 and protect us all from these dangerous changes.