The 9th District legislative delegation announced that Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf has been re-appointed to the State Beach Erosion Commission. The Speaker of the General Assembly recently re-appointed the Assemblyman with the start of the new 2018-2019 Legislative Session.
Asm. Brian E. Rumpf has been re-appointed to the State Beach Erosion Commission. (FEMA)
“I accepted this appointment as a coastal legislator with the understanding that protecting our beaches is a significant issue for my constituency and that serving on the Commission would place me in a position to more effectively represent their interests,” added Assemblyman Rumpf.
The Assemblyman further remarked, “The catastrophic damage caused by Superstorm Sandy graphically demonstrated how absolutely critical beach replenishment construction and maintenance projects are to protecting lives, property and infrastructure from coastal storms. When assessing the devastation, it was clearly obvious that those municipalities where beach replenishment projects were more recently completed were more resilient, a testament to the overall success of the state’s beach replenishment program.”
“Effectively maintained beaches are also an economic necessity for New Jersey,” added Assemblyman Rumpf. “To be economically competitive and successful, our state needs to play to its core strengths. Year in and year out, New Jersey’s pristine beaches remain key attractions and proven economic drivers for the state’s tourism industry which employs thousands of workers, ranging from small businesses on Long Beach Island to large casinos in Atlantic City.”
Assemblyman Rumpf, along with his 9th District legislative colleagues Senator Christopher J. Connors and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove, announced their support for a legislative initiative to prohibit offshore drilling for oil or natural gas in State waters. The 9th District delegation cited their serious environmental and economic concerns as representatives of a coastal District.
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