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7 days ago
Trenton, NJ – A bipartisan supermajority of the Senate Environment Committee today passed SCR134, a proposal to amend the New Jersey Constitution’s Declaration of Rights to include environmental rights before a packed room full of supporters.
The bill, proposed by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14) as prime and Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) as co-prime, would amend Article 1 of the state constitution to recognize that “Every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment….”, that the State has a duty to serve as trustee of the state’s natural resources, and must conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all people.
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1 week ago
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
The effort to get a consitutional amendment in New Jersey guaranteeing the right to clean air and water took a major step forward today. The New Jersey Senate Environment Committee approved a measure that would amend Article 1 of the state constitution to recognize that every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment. Here are some highlights from today's hearing. ... See MoreSee Less