Spill bill

    The New Jersey Senate yesterday passed a bill that would remove the cap on liability for polluters who damage the state’s coastal waters. Awaiting approval from the Assembly’s Environment and Solid Waste Committee, the bill would lift the $65 million cap, making polluter responsible for the full costs of the damage, the Associated Press reports.

    In addition to cleanup expenses, polluters would be required to compensate for lost business and wages due to a spill.

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