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NJ SEED is a unique coalition of New Jersey’s most prominent labor and business organizations. For more than 35 years, our diverse membership which includes labor and business groups, energy providers, environmental consultants, telecommunications firms, residential and commercial development interests, insurance firms, educators, police and firefighters, food manufacturers and retailers, water utilities, chemical industries,
pharmaceutical companies, and health care advocates. We are committed to the belief that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

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10/15/19-State and Local Officials Try to Keep Redevelopment on Track in Atlantic City Despite a New Scandal

State and Local Officials Try to Keep Redevelopment on Track in Atlantic City Despite a New Scandal

October 14, 2019 | njbiz.com

In general, corruption is not good in a city looking to attract businesses and tourists. But development can continue even in places with long histories of governmental malfeasance.

NJ SEED: Atlantic City has a history of political corruption that predates the introduction of casino gambling. With continued strong oversight by the state, investors may have confidence in supporting redevelopment in this vital South Jersey city.

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10/15/19-DEP Pushes Back Again on PennEast Pipeline

DEP Pushes Back Again on PennEast Pipeline

October 11, 2019 | njspotlight.com

The state Department of Environmental Protection has shut the door again on a bid by PennEast Pipeline to obtain crucial permits for its 120-mile interstate project.

NJ SEED: Environmentalists and their political allies continue to seek to prevent the construction of the PenEast Pipeline designed to bring low cost clean natural gas to New Jersey consumers. The five-year battle to do so will continue.

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10/15/19-Controversial New Funding Plan for Solar Sector Could Cause Big Disruption

Controversial New Funding Plan for Solar Sector Could Cause Big Disruption

October 9, 2019 | njspotlight.com

The state has revamped a controversial proposal to fund new solar projects in New Jersey, but the changes may not go far enough to quash developers’ concerns that the new incentives could disrupt a good portion of the sector.

NJ SEED: Notwithstanding rosy predictions, the road to a 100% clean energy New Jersey by 2050 (a date when most of today’s politicians will be long out of office and unaccountable) is not without its potholes and detours. 

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10/15/19-Murphy’s Target: Replace All Lead Service Lines in NJ by 2029

Murphy’s Target: Replace All Lead Service Lines in NJ by 2029

October 11, 2019 | njspotlight.com

On Thursday (10/10/19), Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a sweeping agenda designed to eliminate New Jersey’s lead contamination problem in 10 years. The plan includes replacing every lead service line that’s leaching the potent toxin into drinking water and requiring every child to be tested for lead before starting school.

NJ SEED: Replacing the estimated 350,000 lead service lines is a massive and costly proposition that MUST be undertaken without delay. NJ SEED applauds Gov. Murphy for launching this initiative.

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10/8/19-NJ Lawmakers Promote Bipartisan Effort to Cut Red Tape for Businesses

NJ Lawmakers Promote Bipartisan Effort to Cut Red Tape for Businesses

October 3, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

A bipartisan collection of state senators is pushing to revive a panel dedicated to helping the public — and especially business owners — clear a path through what they say are overly burdensome government regulations.

NJ SEED: The more things change the more they stay the same. More than two decades ago, during the Kean Administration, the State Commission on Regulatory Efficiency (SCORE), on which several NJ SEED members served, addressed the issues of burdensome business regulations and efficiency of permitting. There have been other commissions and studies since including, most recently, the Red Tape Commission under the previous administration. The studies are useful in highlighting problems and offering proposals for reform but little changes as the regulatory burden continues to grow. 

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