Push for NJ DEP To Weigh Economic Impacts Creates Stir

"Should New Jersey's environmental agency play a key role in economic development?

New Jersey Environmental Commissioner Bob Martin thinks so, and soon he will appoint an assistant commissioner for economic development -- believed to be a first in the agency's nearly 40-year history.

But the Department of Environmental Protection's job is to protect the environment and public health, not the economy, some environmental law experts and activists said."

Todd B. Bates reports for the Asbury Park Press April 11, 2010.

Source: Asbury Park Press, 04/12/2010