Action Alert
Speak Up Now to Stop Flooding!
The New Jersey Legislature needs to hear from you immediately to stop a serious threat to the safety and well being of New Jersey residents!

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.


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.

Not sure who you legislators are? You can find them here.
​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website:

Thank you for all of your support! 
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