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  Christie Signs Bill Privatizing New Jersey's Water Supply
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Last EditedRP  Feb 05, 2016 12:58pm
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CategoryProposed Legislation
AuthorAndrea Germanos
News DateSaturday, February 6, 2016 02:20:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law on Thursday legislation that critics say sells out the state's water supply and democratic process for private profits.

The Water Infrastructure Protection Act, which purportedly aims to address aging infrastructure , allows for fast-tracking of sales of municipal water systems to private entities.

Among the sponsors of the measure, which passed the state legislature in December, was Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), who stated Thursday: "We recognize that there are times when private entities might be most capable of operating, maintaining and upgrading drinking water and sanitary wastewater systems,” and keeps "the public’s ability to be part of the process."
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