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Critics Accuse Christie Of Trying To Remake Pinelands Panel In His Own Image

The nominations of two new public members would, if approved, replace two Pinelands commissioners who voted against a controversial 22-mile natural gas pipeline.
Critics Accuse Christie Of Trying To Remake Pinelands Panel In His Own Image
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Via NJSpotlight:

Gov. Chris Christie yesterday nominated two new members of the Pinelands Commission, a move that some environmentalists believe could more closely align the agency with the administration’s policies.

The nominations of two new public members would, if approved, replace two Pinelands commissioners who voted against a controversial 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the heart of the more than 1-million-acre reserve to allow the former B.L. England Plant in Cape May to convert to that fuel.

The $90 million project would allow the plant, now owned by Rockland Capital, to remain open, providing...

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