A video produced by the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition and narrated by Sills Cummis & Gross attorney Ted Zangari had its premier at the NJ State Chamber of Commerce's annual Congressional Dinner in Washington, D.C. on January 26, 2012.
The Water Quality Management Plan (WMP) bill has been signed into law today by Governor Christie. The bill, S3156/A4335 (Sarlo/Coutinho): (1) prevents the withdrawal of sewer service areas, (2) allows site specific amendments, and (3) provides a more reasonable standard to build on septics by complying with the technical NJPDES requirements.
The members of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition would like to correct the misconceptions surrounding Assembly Bill No. 4335/ Senate Bill No. 3156, the Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) legislation. Despite what critics contend, this legislation is not a threat to the environment. Rather, the bill leaves environmental protections in place while providing a focused remedy to overreaching regulations that have compounded economic problems from the Great Recession ever since their adoption in 2008. read more