Highlands Coalition chief optimistic about Martin

Julia Somers, executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, said her organization has a positive early view of Mercer businessman Bob Martin, Gov.-elect Chris Christie’s choice to run the state Department of Environmental Proection (DEP).

“From what we know, Bob Martin’s experience suggests that he brings strong management skills and fairly broad experience of New Jersey’s environmental issues,” said Somers in a statement. “I hope that, under his leadership, DEP will see its reputation restored as protector of our state’s vulnerable environment.  We look forward to working with him, as the Highlands Council and DEP coordinate their knowledge and programs.”

Highlands Coalition chief optimistic about Martin