Environmental Community Calls for a Better, Smarter New Jersey Guiding Principles to Recover, Rebuild, Protect from Extreme Weather
Press Release • 12/13/2012
Trenton, NJ – Leaders from local, regional, state, and national groups in New Jersey joined together today to release guiding principles in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and discuss a letter sent to Congress on Sandy-related disaster funds. [See the Principles Document and Delegation Letter HERE]
“There will be many decisions to be made as we move forward from Sandy,” said the American Littoral Society’s Tim Dillingham. “These principles if followed by state, local and private decision makers will result in a restored coastal environment and more resilient communities.”
“In the aftermath of the storm we must all pull together to help New Jersey rebuild and to protect us from future climate disruptions. We can either repeat the mistakes of the past or together move the state forward towards a smarter and better future. We can protect the environment and grow our economy through better planning, clean energy, and enhanced environmental protections,” stated Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club.