Coalition Sues Murphy Administration Over Alleged Failure on Climate Pollutants

Lawsuit follows DEP’s denial of petition seeking faster action to fight climate change, restrict new fossil fuel projects

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – A coalition of environmental groups sued the Murphy administration on Wednesday over what it views as the state’s failure to take steps to reduce climate pollutants by 50% by the end of this decade, a goal advanced by 14 other states and the Biden administration.

The lawsuit, filed in the appellate division, follows the state Department of Environmental Protection’s denial of a petition last month seeking to speed up actions to fight climate change and to restrict new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey …