Governor Christie today signed the Permit Extension Act:
A-1338/S-743 (Greenwald, DeCroce, Green, Milam, Moriarty, Bramnick/Sarlo, Oroho) - Extends expiration date of certain permits pursuant to the “Permit Extension Act of 2008”
The Governor might just as well have conducted a Voodoo session or a rain dance to stimulate the economy or jobs.
The Permit Extension Act has no justification in supporting evidence and has nothing to do with economic development, DEP, or environmental regulation.
That’s why the Governor (and his DEP) will not allow release of the facts (just like the Governor’s stance on attacking release of financial data that undermine his claims of a “NJ Comeback”)
We repeatedly have written that the Permit Extension Act is the worst kind of fraud (see: “Both Sides get it Wrong on Permit Extension Act“) and recently again tried to explain that extending a glut of previously approved DEP permits will do absolutely nothing to stimulate demand or in any way promote economic development.
THE CHRISTIE MYTH OF ENVIRONMENTAL RED TAPE — New Jersey Stopped Issuing Backlog Report Which Showed No Permit Backlog
Trenton — To hear Governor Chris Christie tell it, long delays and uncertainty in issuing ...
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