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What Happened to Rule That Was Going to Protect NJ Against Next Big Storm?

Supporters speculate Murphy’s office blocked emergency flooding rule after protests from business community

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – Whatever happened to plans for a rare emergency rule that would raise inland flood zones by 2 feet in an effort to protect homes and businesses from the next big storm?

The Department of Environmental Protection floated the idea to business and environmental groups in late May, and planned to adopt the rule in mid-June. But more than two months after its unveiling, the measure has vanished from public view …