A Fast Track To Sprawl

New Jersey's Highlands bill will encourage sprawl and cause pollution.
August 19, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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While the Highlands bill wasmoving through an arduous procedure of public hearings and legislativeamendments over several months, the so-called fast-track bill wasdesigned behind closed doors and was introduced and steamrolledthrough the Legislature in a record three days under both the publicand media radars. The governor used the Highlands bill as green coverto push the fast-track bill through, which puts a developmentalbull's-eye on parts of the Highlands and the rest of New Jersey.

Thanks to William Honachefsky Jr.

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Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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