DEP openly using enforcement resources to increase corporate profitability
“Sustainable Jersey is successful,” notes Donna Drewes, who co-directs the organization with Randall Solomon, “because it champions community-led decision-making and leadership, rather than mandating a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan for New Jersey.” [10/9/12 press release]
“The DEP will work with towns and cities to craft [voluntary] access plans that make local sense and protect the rights and needs of residents and businesses, instead of imposing one-size-fits-all, state-dictated access rules,” said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. [Record]
“Cities and towns know best how to plan for their own needs,’’ said Commissioner Martin. “The DEP will ensure that certain standards are met, but local governments already are involved in land use planning _ both in creating master plans and adopting zoning regulations _ and they understand their communities better than regulatory agencies in Trenton.’’ [DEP Press Release]
““I’ve been clear from the very beginning that I do not believe a one-size-fits-all health care program works for the entire country and that each governor should have the ability to make decisions about what works best for their state. [Gov. Christie]
“Evolution is required teaching,” [Gov.] Christie said. “If there’s a certain ...
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