Over the last decade Storm Water Mitigation Programs have been discussed by the Legislature and have been controversial because of who will ultimately pay for them and at what cost. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) has historically opposed these bills because of the fees associated with them. NJBIA understands the laudable goal […]
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NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is launching work on a comprehensive plan to make coastal areas more resilient to the impacts of severe storms and sea-level rise. Over the next year, the DEP will conduct extensive outreach to gather stakeholder input as well as advice from […]
Legislation banning plastic bags, straws and polystyrene containers is the kind of environmental policy the state should avoid if it wants to get the maximum environmental benefit without hurting jobs and the economy, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) said today. Testifying before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on S-2776, NJBIA Chief […]
Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed legislation that would have imposed a 5-cent tax on single-use carryout plastic and paper bags, saying it didn’t go far enough. “Instituting a 5-cent fee on single-use bags that only applies to certain retailers does not go far enough to address the problems created by overreliance on plastic bags […]