New environmental justice law in New Jersey faces uphill battle

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New environmental justice law in New Jersey faces uphill battle

Riddled with loopholes, the so-called "strongest environmental law in the nation" may not actually reduce pollution. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy could barely contain himself.  Faced with the state’s long history of environmental neglect and the increasing attention to the disproportionate impact of pollution on minority and low-income communities, Murphy unveiled on Juneteenth what he called the nation’s toughest environmental justice law.  “Today we are sending a clear message that we will no longer allow Black and Brown communities in our state to be dumping grounds, where access to clean…

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