brookdale signLINCROFT, NJ - Jeff Tittel, director of the NJ Chapter of the Sierra Club, will report on the wins and loses of recent NJ environmental legislation and offer his predictions on what the future will hold at 6 p.m., Monday, May 23 at Brookdale Community College (BCC), Lincroft.

The meeting, open to the public, includes the BCC Environmental Club and students, the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Sierra Group, and other environmental organizations.

 

Tittel’s talk, part of BCC’s “Science Monday” environmental lectures, is hosted by BCC’s Environmental Club to encourage students to be involved in statewide and national debates on the importance of strong environmental protections. A pizza and subs buffet begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Twin Lights Room, Warner Student Life Center (SLC), and the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

The state legislature has passed some environmental protection bills that the governor has vetoed, and his DEP commissioner has announced several rule changes that have weakened existing environmental protections. For example, the governor has overruled DEP experts who opposed several questionable developments; he was silent on the renewed push last year for a LNG port off Long Branch, which was killed instead by Gov. Cuomo; and he has been appointing pro-development advocates to several environmental commissions, such as the Highland’s and Pineland’s Commissions.

To get to Brookdale’s Lincroft campus, take Parkway Exit 109 to Route 520 West (Newman Springs Road, which becomes E. Main Street at the Lincroft campus). Take the traffic circle into the campus and follow the signs to the Warner Student Life Center (SLC) and parking lot 7, where the meeting will be in the SLC Twin Lights Rooms I and II. Use parking lot 7. As you walk eastward towards the building complex, Warner is on the left. If lot 7 is full, use parking lots 5 or 6. A campus map is at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/PDFFiles/MAPS/MAP_04_08.pdf