Engler, a Glen Rock resident and head of the New Jersey Work Environment Council, will serve a five-year term on the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The board does not have regulatory authority, but it provides key recommendations to improve worker safety as well as the safety of residents who live near high-risk industrial sites.
By a narrow margin, the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted to approve the nomination of Robert Barr to the Pinelands Commission, an appointment almost universally opposed by the conservation community.
The action marked the third time Barr had come up before the panel, which had previously failed to garner enough votes to release the nomination and send it to the full Senate. Yesterday's approval cleared the committee in a 7-5-1 vote.