Efforts to achieve what proponents call environmental justice are well intentioned, but a bill that attempts to further New Jersey’s progress in solving challenges is so broad and overreaching that half of the state would be denied economic growth opportunities. NJBIA’s Ray Cantor breaks down what’s wrong with the measure and how to fix it in this NJ Spotlight op-ed.
According to Cantor, the bill in question, S-232, would:
- Stop any expansion at universities like Rutgers, Rowan and Stockton;
- Cease the expansion of many hospitals required to keep up with needs in urban communities;
- Stop the expansion of other facilities, like the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City; and
- Effectively ban the creation or expansion of any recycling facility, rendering the new food waste law useless and setting back our recycling efforts.