Selling out in the Highlands?

That’s the view of the New Jersey Sierra Club after the Highlands Council today granted PSE&G’s a blanket exemption for its planned pipe line through the region; the vote was 8 to 2.

The vote came after PSE&G gave the council $18.6 million as compensation for the acres of land its project would disturb.

Said Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel, “I’ve never seen, in all my years of being involved in environmental advocacy, such a blatant quid pro quo from a regulatory agency.” 

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to Selling out in the Highlands?

  1. Morris County Native says:

    Come on, Jeff, this is New Jersey! Money talks, and even the Highlands Council can be bought.

  2. A Cute Observer says:

    We need the power. $18 million waste of money to a Council that shouldnt exist.

  3. P says:

    How many of the eco-Nazis even live in the Highlands? How does this group get to tie up a whole region of the state?! No activity that doesn’t pass muster with them is allowed to happen. Do they all live off the land and use wood burning fireplaces? If they don’t, at some point they might appreciate having a steady supply of natural gas for their stoves and furnaces.

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