Skip to comments.NJ Road Salt Denied by Big Donor to NJ Democratic Party
Posted on 02/18/2014 4:30:18 PM PST by therightliveswithus
While the media has made much about the so-called Bridge-gate in New Jersey, it would appear that the Department of Homeland Security has held up a desperately-needed salt shipment as punishment to embattled governor Chris Christie. Christie issued an executive order to alleviate the salt crisis on February 12, 2014. State officials requested a waiver to the Jones Act to allow a freighter with 40,000 tons of salt to disembark in New Jersey. By February 12th and 13th, they were denied.
According to the Governors order:
I authorize and empower the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation to take all appropriate steps to alleviate the shortage of rock salt throughout the State in all matters concerning this state of emergency.
While the Democratic Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez have asked for a wiaver to allow the salt to be delivered, they said that they only learned of the issue after February 13th. However, NJDOT officials were rejected by the DHS beforehand:
Simpson last Friday referred to discussions with federal officials which he said had gone on for several days without producing a waiver of the Jones Act. A spokesman for the NJDOT repeated this assertion Tuesday, with more detail, saying that waiver discussions with federal officials had begun Feb. 9 and resulted in emails to the NJDOT Feb. 12 and 13, asserting that a waiver would not be granted.
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I’m just here for the comments...proceed.
will the Dim conttollrf state legislature hold investigation hearings over the shenanigans of Obama’s DHS????
Hey Fat-A$$ chrissy! How was that walk on the beach with 0bama?
Donkey on Donkey Crime... Got to love it!
Jones Act? Why no link ( at a minimum) to an explanation as to what the Jones Act is about.
Hey Christie, better get over and see your bud His Arrogance and do a little stroking to get some salt.
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