Enviros Cheer NJ Gov.'s Veto Of Pier Development Bill

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed legislation to allow new development on piers located in coastal high hazard areas within certain towns along the Hudson River, winning praise from environmental groups who said the measure would expose more people and property to flood risks.

The bill would have required the state Department of Environmental Protection to allow residential, commercial and mixed-use projects on existing piers in coastal high hazard areas — flood-prone areas subject to high velocity winds, or V zones, as determined by...
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