Statement of Debbie Mans, NY/NJ Baykeeper and Executive Director

“It is clear from the proposed settlement that Governor Christie and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection do not represent the public’s interest in holding one of the biggest polluters in the state accountable for restoring destroyed natural resources and making impacted communities whole.  Thousands of residents objected to the settlement, yet this decision leaves them voiceless.  We are reviewing our options for next steps.”