EDISON – Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin was appointed to Chair the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee yesterday.  The appointment was made by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. 

Pinkin, a Democrat, will be working on legislation that includes a wide variety of environmental issues ranging from managing waterways, protecting our natural resources, including the Barnegat Bay, the Pinelands, the Raritan River and other key locations throughout the state, and protecting residents from polluters and their behaviors that have been harmful to our residents.

“I look forward to working on behalf of our residents to keep our state’s environment safe,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex).  “Our environment is at critical juncture.  We need a comprehensive pro-environment strategy here in New Jersey that puts clean water, air, and natural resources first.”

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Pinkin noted that she will be working with our federal lawmakers to oppose cuts to the EPA, fight plans for off-shore drilling, as well as any other efforts to rollback generations of bipartisan environmental policies.

Assemblywoman Pinkin was also appointed to the Assembly Health and Senior Services and the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committees. 

Assemblywoman Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District which includes East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.  She was first elected to the Assembly in 2013 after serving on the East Brunswick Town Council since 2005.  The Assemblywoman was sworn into her third term on Tuesday.