Traditional environmental issues
Land use and energy use
Environmental and local groups
Litigation in court
Issues before zoning and planning boards
Regulations before Department of Environmental Protection
Legislation proposed to Senate and Assembly
Review and comment on environmental impact statements and proposed permits
Registered lobbyist for New Jersey Environmental Lobby
Legal expert author for “Green Pages-NJ”
Once considered wasted land to be filled, wetlands are now known to perform important functions. They filter pollutants out of drinking water, absorb and slow runoff from storms, and provide wildlife habitats. New Jersey laws limit development not only in wetlands, but also in the surrounding buffer areas.
Mike can review the developer’s proposal and find ways to better protect the wetlands and neighboring properties.
Every land use application should meet the requirement that all storm water be managed on-site, without impacting neighboring properties. Yet many municipalities are either unable or unwilling to make sure land use applicants meet this important requirement.
Mike can review the materials, evaluate the application, and advise municipalities on how best to manage storm water on-site.
New Jersey has long been an industrial state, which means much of its land is contaminated. The state now places the responsibility and oversight of this cleanup with Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs).
Mike can inform citizens about contamination situations and make sure that both responsible parties and LSRPs are held accountable for a full remediation.
New Jersey seeks to generate 30% of its electricity needs from renewable sources. However, many towns are hesitant to allow these systems in their jurisdiction
Mike can help businesses and individuals pursue renewable energy plans.