Editorial: DEP should float bonds for repairs, not essentially privatize priceless state park

new jersey environment, liberty state park, jersey city

JERSEY JOURNAL – In pursuing a plan to essentially sell part of the urban oasis known as Liberty State Park to a company that would build a snazzy marina filled with yachts, the state Department of Environmental Protection is forgetting the “environmental” and “protection” parts of its name and mission.

And why?

So the company would perform an estimated $43 million bulkhead repair, which would actually come out to about $25 million of the company’s money after a discounted rent incentive is factored in.

The marina plan has opened a hornet’s nest of opposition, and rightfully so …

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