POLICY & POLITICS
N.J. in Danger of Missing Murphy’s Climate Change Goals, Environmentalists Say
BRENT JOHNSON / NJ.COM – New Jersey is in danger of missing Gov. Phil Murphy’s goals to combat climate change if the governor’s own administration doesn’t stop fossil fuel projects it has approved and act more quickly to install regulations, according to a new report from a coalition of environmentalists.
Murphy, a Democrat, has set a lofty target of cutting emissions 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2050 in New Jersey, a coastal state that has been battered by major storms in recent years. He also signed an environmental justice law in 2020 to protect vulnerable communities from pollution …