WallKill River NWR, Sussex County, after Hurricane Irene


DEP Report Specifies Climate-Change Effects but Avoids Policy Prescriptions

JON HURDLE/NJ SPOTLIGHT – Environmental officials unveiled a scientific report Tuesday on what climate change will do to New Jersey, but they declined to specify how the state plans to respond, saying new climate policy will be proposed later this year.

The 2020 Scientific Report on Climate Change from the state Department of Environmental Protection is the first result of two executive orders from Gov. Phil Murphy requiring officials to identify the scope of climate challenges faced by the Garden State and then specify how the state should respond …