Assemblyman Dave Rible visiting fourth grade students at Spring Lake Hts Elementary School
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, the Democrat leaders of the New Jersey Legislature, called for a tax on water for fund the repair and replacement of the state’s aging and lead contaminated water infrastructure.
Assemblyman Dave Rible, the Republican Conference Leader in the lower house, said raising taxes is not the answer. Rible is introducing a bill that would allow municipalities to contribute the monies now earmarked for affordable housing construction to instead by dedicated to a fund to be used to remediate lead contaminated properties.
“While we need to address the serious issue of lead contamination in our communities, raising taxes is not the answer,” said Rible. “This bill would provide vital funding for rehabilitating lead-contaminated properties without forcing taxpayers to dig deeper to pay for these projects.”
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Posted: March 24th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Dave Rible, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblyman Dave Rible, Lead in water, Monmouth County News, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Water | 3 Comments »
NEWARK — The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday. “The New Jersey (Department of Environmental Protection) has requested EPA’s assistance,” spokesman John Martin said Thursday. The lead levels reported… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 10th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: EPA, New Jersey, Newark, News, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Tags: DEP, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark, Newark schools, news, NJ Department of Environmental Protection | Comments Off on Feds pitching in: EPA, DEP addressing lead levels at Newark schools
NEWARK — Thirty school district buildings in Newark are temporarily using alternative water sources after recent testing found elevated levels of lead in the schools’ drinking water, Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Wednesday. According to the announcement, Newark Public Schools notified the DEP on Monday that 30 buildings recorded elevated levels during annual testing that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Newark, News | Tags: DEP, Lead in water, New Jersey, Newark schools | Comments Off on Elevated lead levels found in Newark schools’ drinking water