Gov. Murphy plays to N.J. environmentalists from day one

NJ Environment News, Murphy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Imagine this: A governor talking about the sad reality of climate change, investing aggressively in renewable energy, and creating housing safe from the danger of lead.

To the state’s diverse environmental community, Gov. Phil Murphy’s inaugural speech signaled that New Jersey once again should embrace a leadership role in protecting its air, water, and land from the legacy of pollution that too often in the past defined it.

While short on specifics, Murphy yesterday vowed to push the state in a different direction than in the past eight years, fighting here in New Jersey and in Washington, D.C. to lead the nation in progressive policies …

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