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“These FEMA loans will help keep our local governments up and running after their budgets suffered big financial hits due to Sandy,” Pallone said in the release. “New Jersey residents and homeowners have suffered too much due to this disaster, and I’m relieved that these funds will help make sure that basic municipal services are not jeopardized as well.”
NL Industries files lawsuit about local slag site naming Old Bridge as a defendant, among others | Home News Tribune
As a result of urging by U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J. 6th District, the RBS site was placed on the Superfund National Priorities List in 2009. Pallone long has prioritized the cleanup of this lead contaminated site so the local community may once again access the waterfront area without worry of health hazards.
Plans have been finalized to clean up a toxic waste site on Raritan Bay. New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone made the announcement Friday at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge with representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Shore Roundup: Finding hope on the Shore, free concert in Union Beach and debris removal aid | The Star Ledger
“As communities continue to piece themselves together after Sandy, these grants help to lessen the financial hit that our local governments still continue to face,” Pallone said in a news release.
"Cleaning this site will be a positive force for the local economy, creating jobs and, once finished, yielding a safe public park and beach for all to enjoy," Rep. Frank Pallone said Friday. "I commend EPA for their hard work on this site despite the potential for serious setbacks due to damage done by Hurricane Sandy."
“The New Jersey Technology Solutions Center has leveraged the initial $3 million federal funding it received into over $13 million in government contracts that are creating jobs in New Jersey, with more projects still in the planning stages,” [Pallone] said in a statement. “The quality jobs created by these contracts are crucial to the ongoing economic recovery in our state.”
More Than $7.6 Million in Grants To Middletown, Sayrevile for Debris Cleanup Due to Sandy | Atlantic Highlands Herald
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced more than $7.6 million in federal funding to the township of Middletown and Sayreville for costs associated with loading, hauling and disposing of debris after Superstorm Sandy.
“The delays of the Sandy aid package led by the House GOP were inexcusable and the victims of the tragedy in Oklahoma do not deserve to suffer the kind of stall tactics that have halted recovery efforts in New Jersey,” [Pallone] said.
Congress must stand together and pass a bipartisan relief plan for Oklahoma as soon as possible. When Americans are harmed by massive disasters, Congress has always stepped in to provide aid right away without a protracted debate on spending.
The activists are calling on lawmakers to support the Clean Water Protection Act (CWPA), which would offer some basic protections for Appalachian streams. First introduced in 2002, the CWPA (H.R. 1837) was introduced again this week by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and currently has 45 co-sponsors.