Jim Waltman, Executive Director of The Watershed Institute, called on Gov. Phil Murphy and NJDEP leadership to take action to prevent flooding by passing the proposed Inland Flood Protection rule by the end of the month.
In a letter sent this morning, the Watershed and other environmental organizations urged accelerated action on the proposed Inland Flood Protection Rule, which is about 1-to-2 years behind schedule from the governor’s intended timeline outlined in his Executive Order 100.
The letter also sought a moratorium on relevant development applications until these rules are adopted, following similar actions by Governors Byrne, Kean, Florio and Whitman each ordered to protect the environment, public health, and safety pending rule adoptions.
The threats posed by the climate emergency are enormous and steps must be taken to immediately to mitigate and adapt to climate change.