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Murphy gets green thumbs-up from NJ conservation voters

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy yesterday picked up the endorsement of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, vowing to reverse much of Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental agenda.

The endorsement could be meaningful this November given the perception among environmentalists that the new administration in Washington will seek to roll back regulations protecting the nation’s air, water, and natural resources — giving the issue more prominence than in recent elections.

“New Jersey has built a tremendous environmental legacy, but faces significant and growing threats, from state and federal regulatory rollbacks, pollution, climate change, and much more,’’ said Kelly Mooij, political chair of the organization …

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