This bill now moves to the Governor's desk for his signature. Governor Murphy has already signaled his support for this legislation and is likely to sign the bill.
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.
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