The Troubling Implications of the Liberty State Park Problem

JERSEY CITY – On Monday the state Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would designate Liberty State Park’s Caven Point Peninsula as natural habitat, but environmentalists worry that the amount of ongoing commercial speculative activity at the park signifies gloomy days ahead for New Jersey’s precious wildlife resources. The Legislature already passed – and Governor Phil Murphy signed – the so-called “Liberty State Park Conservation, Recreation, and Community Inclusion Act,” which allocates $50 million in state funding toward billionaire Paul Fireman’s plan for a commercial concert venue and stadiums.

The initial act included no specific protection for the environmentally sensitive Caven Point area. Now, the Legislature is doubling back.

But the massive funding allocation – cut down from […].

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