TRENTON, N.J. – Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn voted against a bill today that would allow the state to determine where businesses can open. It excludes nearly 60 percent of the state, resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs and economic activity.
“At a time when over one-point-five million New Jersey residents have applied for unemployment, the state cannot afford to hamper development with onerous and unattainable regulations”, said Bucco (R-Morris). ”If this bill is signed into law businesses will be given another reason to look at one of our neighboring states for development and expansion.”
“The Department of Environmental Protection already imposes strict regulations on industry in New Jersey,” said Dunn (R-Morris). “Giving the agency cart blanche in deciding which facilities can be built and where is yet another nail in the New Jersey economy’s coffin. Environmental Health and economic health can go hand-in-hand but this bill is not the solution.”