NJ Assembly Panel Approves Forest Stewardship Bill

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 7:11 PM EST) -- A New Jersey General Assembly committee on Monday advanced a bill that would empower the state's Department of Environmental Protection to develop forest stewardship plans amid concerns from environmentalists that the bill's language paves the way for commercial logging on state-owned land.

The New Jersey Assembly's Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee advanced A-1775, which would direct the state's DEP to develop a program to establish forest stewardship plans for the state-owned forests currently without them. Under the bill, the DEP would work in conjunction with the...
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