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Governor Murphy Signs Environmental Justice Legislation

219th Legislative Session Environment Updates Legislative Updates
On September 18, Governor Murphy signed into law S232 / A2212 (Singleton / Weinberg / Ruiz / McKeon / Vainieri Huttle / Timberlake), which requires the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to consider the cumulative impacts of locating new power plants or major manufacturing facilities in certain lower-income areas.

The CCSNJ supports the concept of environmental justice legislation, as well as its intended goal of attempting to tackle the complex issue of assuring a healthy environment in certain urban communities. However, the CCSNJ opposed S232 / A2212 (Singleton / Weinberg / Ruiz / McKeon / Vainieri Huttle / Timberlake), because as written it will disproportionally impact New Jersey-based manufacturers and certain public institutions. It will serve as a disincentive to expand facilities or attract out-of-state manufacturers to urban communities where the job growth is needed most. 

The CCSNJ will remain involved in the regulatory and rule making process. 
To read the CCSNJ position on S232 / A2212 (Singleton / Weinberg / Ruiz / McKeon / Vainieri Huttle / Timberlake) click here.

To read the Governor's press release, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs
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