NJ Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes Forestry Bill

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday conditionally vetoed a forestry preservation bill that environmental groups had opposed by arguing it would actually pave the way for commercial logging on the state’s open spaces and public lands.

Christie conditionally vetoed Senate Bill 1085, called the New Jersey Healthy Forests Act, which directed the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to create forestry stewardship programs for forested areas in the state that don’t yet have such a plan, saying he was concerned about language in the bill that...
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