NJ ASSEMBLY HEARING TODAY ON EXXON SETTLEMENT

On Thursday the N.J. State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the Christie administration’s proposed $225 million environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil. The settlement has angered state Democrats, because court documents show damages were estimated at $8.9 billion for polluted sites in Linden and Bayonne. The settlement arrangement also faces a public comment period and must…

BARR APPROVED TO REPLACE JACKSON ON PINELANDS COMMISSION

On Monday the N.J. State Senate confirmed Gov. Chris Christie’s nomination to the Pinelands Commission. Robert Barr from Ocean City was approved despite opposition from  environmental advocates, who were removed from the Senate chambers for booing legislators over the vote. Barr will succeed Robert Jackson of West Cape May, who voted against a controversial South Jersey Gas pipeline…