Major progress made in the effort to preserve Maxwell Field
Bruce Afran, the attorney for the Princeton Battlefield Society, joined us to discuss his presentation yesterday at a state senate committee which resulted in action to now try and stop the construction on Maxwell Field.
I asked Bruce how it went and what he thinks will happen now. "It's difficult to know what will happen. But what happened yesterday was Bob Smith's environment committee had us in. We made a 2-hour presentation showing the damage that the institute for advanced study and DEP, NJ's environmental regulator, are doing to the battlefield site. The committee heard that evidence, they heard that DEP had interfered in the protection of the site when my clients won the battle in the Delaware American Canal Commission."
So what happens moving forward? According to Afran, "The committee has said 'we want to see this stopped,' to Bob Martin, you have to stay this. ' They can't force him to but they're saying 'we, a bi-partisan senate committee think there are wetlands there that you're overlooking and we want you to stay this.' So we'll see what happens."
Later on in the morning, Senator Kip Bateman, who has been an outspoken advocate to get action done on the legislative side to save Maxwell's Field, joined us as well to discuss hoe the meeting went. "We had an outstanding meeting yesterday, very informative, we raised a lot of eyebrows."
Listen to both Afran's interview, as well as Senator Kip Bateman's in the YouTube clips above.
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