Posts made in December 23rd, 2013

Governor Christie Pocket Vetoes S.831: Sewage Right to Know Bill

Posted on Dec 23, 2013

Governor Christie Pocket Vetoes S.831: Sewage Right to Know Bill

We are very disappointed that Governor Christie does not care if you fish, swim, kayak, or play in raw sewage. Governor Christie declined to sign S.831: Sewage Right to Know Bill before it expired this week. The Sewage Right to Know bill would have alerted New Jersey residents when raw sewage is in our local waters so we can protect our health. The bill had broad bi-partisan support and passed by a landslide in the Legislature. The EPA estimates that 23 billion gallons of sewage overflow every year but New Jersey residents will not be alerted thanks to the Governor’s veto. We continue...

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