Bridge plan calls for independent review

Isn’t it amazing that the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would give the go-ahead to destroy the Highlands bridge and build a new one without making the Department of Transportation (DOT) go through a real environmental review?

Amy Cradic certainly puts politics above environmental concerns. The conditions that she set are as much of a joke as she has made the DEP.

Sandy Hook and the shore are New Jersey’s most valuable resource, and she waves all the rules that would protect them.

I have always heard about the corruption in New Jersey, but until I moved here, I thought that it was probably like New York and other places. Let me assure you that this would not happen in the Hamptons. The public there actually gets to have input into what happens in their backyards and public officials actually work for the people, not the reverse.

If the DOT and the DEP think that this will all go away when construction starts, they should think again.

An independent review of who benefits will be called for.

Jean Kingman

Sea Bright