3/13/19-Barriers, Flood Walls Could Help Protect Back Bays: Army Corps

Barriers, Flood Walls Could Help Protect Back Bays: Army Corps

 March 12, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

 Get ready for storm-surge barriers, floodwalls, and levees to protect New Jersey’s flood-prone back bays from sea-level rise, but don’t expect them to be built for at least another decade.

NJ SEED asserts that storms like Sandy demonstrate the need for much work to be undertaken to protect vulnerable coastal areas from storm surges, but suggests that more emphasis be put on pure science and less on politicized science. A balanced approach will take into consideration reports such as appeared in Forbes in 2016.   forbes.com 

 

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3/13/19-Gateway trustees come out in support of Schumer legislation

Gateway trustees come out in support of Schumer legislation

 March 4, 2019 | njbiz.com 

Gateway Program Development Corp. trustees Jerry Zaro, Tony Coscia and Steven Cohen support a proposal by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to enable individual states to move forward with construction on projects in the pipeline for federal funding with knowledge that they will be reimbursed. “The legislation proposed today (March 4 )by Sen. Schumer would go a long way toward breaking the log jam in Washington over the critically-important Gateway Program projects,” Zaro, Coscia and Cohen said in a joint statement.

NJ SEED applauds any and all efforts to move the vitally important Gateway Project forward.

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3/13/19-Sweeney on Murphy Budget: He’d Like More Savings, no  Millionaire’s Tax

Sweeney on Murphy Budget: He’d Like More Savings, no  Millionaire’s Tax

 March 8, 2019 | njspotlight.com 

This year’s state budget discussions seem to be off to a better start than last year, but that doesn’t mean Senate President Steve Sweeney is happy with everything that Gov. Phil Murphy proposed in his budget message.

NJSEED members individually are analyzing Gov. Murphy’s proposed budget and in the coming weeks will be making their views known to the Senate and Assembly as both houses consider the plan.

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3/5/19-A Preventable Crisis: The Economic and Human Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown

A Preventable Crisis: The Economic and Human Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown

 February 2019 | library.rpa.org 

A report on the urgent need for a new Hudson River Rail Tummel prepared by the Regional Plan Association

NJ SEED is pleased to share this report on the importance of moving forward with all possible haste on the Gateway Project. 

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