NJ Gov. Vetoes Environmental Oversight Bill For Private Wells

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made the state’s Department of Environmental Protection foot the bill for treating contaminated water in residential wells, saying the fund designated to pay for the treatments could not sustain the bill’s terms.

Christie sent S576 back to the New Jersey Legislature without his signature, refusing to close a loophole triggered by a DEP policy change that allows the state to pay to install and maintain point-of-entry treatment systems for homeowners who get their...
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