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Timing of Public Comment Period on State Hazard Plan Raises Questions

April 4th, 2014 by

 

Cross-posted from NJ Spotlight.


Mantoloking SandyAfter coming under fire for a lack of transparency in how he’s handled the Sandy recovery, Gov. Chris Christie has gone back to the town-hall circuit in recent weeks, and members of his cabinet have been making more public appearances.

The administration has vowed to allow greater public input into its future plans. But that didn’t stop them from quietly submitting a report on hazard mitigation to the federal government last month, ahead of a publicized comment period for the same plan.

The move has angered planning advocates and environmentalists, who had hoped that their expertise and feedback from the public at large would have been given greater consideration before decisions were made.

Read the full article on NJ Spotlight.


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