Legislative and Regulatory Issues

Pinelands Preservation Alliance advocates for legislative and regulatory reforms, and against bad laws, that effect the Pinelands.

Pinelands Commission Appointments

Governor Christie replaced a Pinelands Commissioner who stood up to the political pressure and voted to defend the Pinelands by voting against the South Jersey Gas/Rockland Capital pipeline deal. This move threatens the Pinelands and the integrity and independence of all Commissions.

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Prescribed Burn Legislation

The legislature is considering a bill that would provide greater opportunities for prescribed burning for ecological purposes. S2000/A1696 would create a burn manager certification, reduce the liability for private property owners who prescribe burn, and allow for the state to do mechanical thinning or prescribed burn on in-holding lands on state property.

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Draft Revisions to Statewide Water Supply Plan

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released draft revisions to the NJ Statewide Water Supply Plan on May 1, 2017. They have scheduled four public meetings this summer on the draft proposal.

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