Last night, both the Assembly and the Senate, in their last voting sessions of the 217th Legislature, in a nail-biting, drawn-out tallying of votes, by narrow margins, approved the Concurrent Resolutions that invalidate DEP's recently adopted septic density rules, sending a clear message that the Highlands Act and its water resource protections, will withstand cyclical, partisan changes in Administration. For us it is also a parting shot at Governor Christie, no friend of the Highlands, who has undermined the Highlands Council, yet failed at weakening the regulations that protect the Highlands. 
We succeeded only because of the dedicated efforts of many, including our champions in the Legislature, our member organizations, partnering enviro and conservation groups in Trenton, and truly, those of you who responded to our Action Alerts. All of you deserve our sincerest thanks. 
Energy and Environment reporter Tom Johnson's item in today's NJ Spotlight provides an insightful account of last night's vote:
NJ Spotlight
Thank you!
​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 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 5.4 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website: www.njhighlandscoalition.org

Thank you for all of your support! 
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