CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION
Advocates Urge Tougher Rules to Stem Climate Change
DEP needs to be more aggressive to meet Murphy’s goals, they say
TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The state Department of Environmental Protection needs to speed up efforts to reduce carbon pollution if New Jersey is to achieve its goals to combat climate change, advocates warned the agency.
In an hour-long briefing Tuesday, the department outlined its regulatory agenda for 2023, a series of rules aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions to comply with the Global Warming Response Act, a state law that requires New Jersey cut climate-altering emissions by 80% below 2006 levels by mid-century …