The Christie administration is trying to repeal the Water Quality Management Planning rules, according to environmental advocates.
According to the N.J. Sierra Club, the Christie Administration has delayed implementation of the rules for 16 months, and wants to eliminate them.
“Four years ago on Earth Day these rules were proposed, and now four years later not only are the rules not being implemented, but the Christie administration wants to pull them,” said Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel in a release.
These rules require counties to update their planning documents that protect water supplies from overdevelopment and pollution, according to Tittel. “In the last two years, counties have spent millions of dollars and thousands of work hours updating, reviewing, and holding public meetings on their plans and after all that work the Christie administration wants to scrap the whole program,” Tittel said.
The governor’s press office said it would have no comment on the Sierra Club’s claims.