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Exxon Settlement is Fair; Taking Issue with Bradley Campbell's Baseless Allegations

Exxon Settlement is Fair; Taking Issue with Bradley Campbell's Baseless Allegations
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Baseless allegations concerning the State’s proposed settlement with ExxonMobil were published today in the New York Times based on comments from a known partisan, Bradley Campbell (a many-time Democratic appointee who worked for the Clinton Administration and McGreevey Administration).

The notion that this settlement represents something less than what is fair for New Jerseyans is absurd and baseless when you consider the facts of the settlement and Campbell’s prior comments on this case.

The Attorney General’s Office today detailed the proposed settlement, including:

* A historic $225 million damages payment six times the size of the next highest comparable case

* That payment comes ON TOP OF ExxonMobil’s obligation to pay separately for the clean-up and remediation of these sites

* The settlement also preserves the State’s claims against surface water pollution and damages at the Arthur Kill and Newark Bay and claims for Natural Resource Damage (NRD) related to the discharge of MTBE at hundreds of gas stations around the state.

 

Rethink the Uprising against N.J. Standardized Testing: PARCC Benefits Our Children and Future

Rethink the Uprising against N.J. Standardized Testing: PARCC Benefits Our Children and Future
BY JOE KYRILLOS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When I think about policies that affect education in New Jersey, I immediately think of fellow parents who want their children to live happy, healthy liv...

The Pinelands is Under Attack

The Pinelands is Under Attack
BY DOUG O'MALLEY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Pinelands is an ecological jewel for New Jersey -- but a vote tomorrow (Feb. 24) in the State House places it at risk.

More than a year ago, the Pine...

TTF Funding and N.J.'s 'Expensive' Roads

TTF Funding and N.J.'s 'Expensive' Roads
BY SENATOR MIKE DOHERTY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

There has been much discussion recently about a report on state highway systems by the Reason Foundation that found New Jersey'...

Are Alec Baldwin’s Aggressive Chris Christie Allegations True?

Are Alec Baldwin’s Aggressive Chris Christie Allegations True?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It’s safe to say that controversial actor Alec Baldwin wasn’t pleased with the proposed settlement between Gov. Chris Christie and Exon Mobil.

The case goes back to New ...

The PARCC Test: The Countdown Begins, Anxiety Rises over Educational Testing in N.J.

The PARCC Test: The Countdown Begins, Anxiety Rises over Educational Testing in N.J.
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The discomfort over educational testing in New Jersey is increasing as parents ponder whether or not they should allow their children to take the PARCC...

N.J. Speaker Prieto Decries Ruling Delaying President Obama's Common Sense Plan to Fix Immigration System

N.J. Speaker Prieto Decries Ruling Delaying President Obama's Common Sense Plan to Fix Immigration System
BY JAMES SVERAPA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson yesterday expressed his disappointment in the court ruling delaying the implementation of...

Getting Mugged in N.J.: The Regressive Realty Transfer Tax

Getting Mugged in N.J.: The Regressive Realty Transfer Tax
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Realty Transfer Fee (RTF) was established in 1968 to offset the costs of tracking real estate transactions. It may be called a fee, but in reality it’s another i...

The Garden State, or the Pipeline State?

The Garden State, or the Pipeline State?
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey is currently awash in proposals for the construction of new pipelines. They will transport gas and oil from supply sources, crossing this ...

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