2A:35A-7. Determination and adjudication of impact of conduct on environment
a. In an action brought pursuant to section 4 b. hereof any alleged pollution, impairment or destruction of the environment, or the interest of the public therein, shall be determined, and no conduct shall be authorized or approved which does, or is likely to, have such effect so long as there is a feasible and prudent alternative consistent with the reasonable requirements of the public health, safety and welfare.
b. Upon completion of such proceedings in any action brought pursuant to section 4 b. hereof, the court shall adjudicate the impact of the defendant’s conduct on the environment and on the interest of the public therein in accordance with this act. In such adjudication the court may order that additional evidence be taken to the extent necessary to protect the rights recognized in this act.
L.1974, C.169, s.7, eff. DeC.9, 1974.
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