Making sure Murphy administration makes environmental justice a priority

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COLLEEN O’DEA / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Environmental and urban community activists met with officials from the new administration in Trenton on Wednesday in an effort to ensure that Gov. Phil Murphy’s priorities for New Jersey lead to environmental improvements in urban and low-income communities.

For too long, cities like Newark, Trenton, and Camden have hosted a disproportionate concentration of pollution-generating plants and incinerators that affect the quality of life and the health of residents, say members of the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, which co-sponsored the first statewide summit on environmental justice and climate issues …

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