Monday, August 25, 2008

Frank "Better Late Than Never" Pallone on Monmouth Park, finally

After over 2 years, Mr. Pallone has decided to get involved in the problem that is Monmouth Park polluting the Branchport Creek. Other concerned neighbors tell me that the worst newspaper in the world did their usual terrible job of covering the story.

Rep. Frank J. Pallone Jr., D-N.J., issued an ultimatum to the N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority on Saturday to come up with a plan to solve the pollution leak problems at Monmouth Park Racetrack, or expect to see further legal action taken against the authority."I am very upset over this latest
pollution," said Pallone at Saturday morning's Oceanport borough council meeting held at Monmouth Park. "It does bother me when a New Jersey state agency, in this case that the N.J. Sports and Exposition Authority, rather than be an example of how to make the environment better, becomes instead a poster child on how to be a polluter."The state Department of Environmental Protection on Aug. 21 levied a $140,000 fine on Monmouth Park Racetrack for allegedly discharging untreated wastewater into Branchport Creek.

*Yawn*. November must be fast approaching as Frank does whatever it takes to get his name in the news for something good, after two years of nothing good.

Say, how is that FEMA issue going Frank? Haven't heard from you in a while. How about the closed beached two weeks ago in the deal section?

In either case, I'm glad to see Frank getting involved, or at least claiming to be getting involved. Let's see if he comes through on this one.

The APP story can be read here.