NJ's Sandy Response Marked By Rebuilding, Energy Oversight

By Martin Bricketto (July 25, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Nine months after Superstorm Sandy rocked New Jersey, improvements to infrastructure permitting, insurance claim disputes and utility preparedness are among the state government's most significant responses, though other pending measures could also help storm-affected areas and boost energy reliability, attorneys say.

Most of the actions that attorneys cited came from Gov. Chris Christie's administration, which is better suited for rapid response efforts than the state Legislature. Lawmakers have still introduced numerous Sandy-related bills that touch on everything from backup generators for gas stations to oversight monitors for rebuilding projects, but only a handful won approval in the state Assembly and Senate...

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