Cut Greenhouse Gases Now, Groups Tell Murphy

Environmental coalition urges state to adopt aggressive standards, same used by White House, other states

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – New Jersey must adopt a more aggressive timetable for cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, a coalition of environmental groups said Wednesday. Their reason: the Murphy administration is failing to achieve the needed reductions in pollution to throttle back global warming.

The state must cut greenhouse-gas emissions in New Jersey by 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, said the groups, many of whom backed Gov. Phil Murphy in his first election bid four years ago …