ELEC works with developers to help win project approvals. Our recent history includes these examples:
LCOR Hoboken Redevelopment
Following a period of intensive lobbying support throughout 2014, the Hoboken town council approved the LCOR redevelopment plan by an 8 to 1 vote at year end.
ELEC continues to work closely with developer LCOR, NJ Transit, NAIOP, Local 825 and other building trade leaders to support the $2.3 million plan for Hoboken and the surrounding region. The passage was crucial to allowing the town to negotiate a redevelopment agreement and allow building to begin.
This project is a “win-win” for all concerned and is destined to become an economic engine for the region and the state.
Moving forward, ELEC will continue to support for the redevelopment plan and has pledged support for the Hoboken administration and council.
Support for pipelines
ELEC has been working with Local 825 on several proposed pipeline projects, including the PennEast pipeline, the Pilgrim pipeline, the BL England pipeline, the Constitution pipeline and others. Perhaps furthest along, the PennEast initiative will create jobs, boost the local economy and provide critical energy infrastructure for our region.
To date, we have attended public meetings, sent letters of support and posted content to Facebook and Twitter to expand understanding and support these vital projects.
PSE&G’s Energy Strong initiative
The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved this initiative following strong support from ELEC staff and members of Local 825.
ELEC’s role included sending letters of support and testifying before the BPU. Local 825 filed an Amicus Brief in support of the proposal.
This program, which allocates $3.9 billion toward infrastructure projects over 10 years, means substantial investment in our communities and hundreds of job opportunities for Local 825 members.
New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (EIT)
Local 825 operating engineers have attended meetings at the municipal level to advocate in favor of low-interest funding for wastewater systems, combined sewer overflow abatement, nonpoint source pollution control, safe drinking water supplies and open space acquisition.
Joint Base (McGuire AFB / Fort Dix / Lakehurst Naval Air Station). ELEC is advocating for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with local building and construction trades unions and Joint Base. We are working to help demonstrate how a PLA would benefit the public interest in terms of cost, efficiency, timely completion of the project and the use of skilled labor.