Murphy just put his stamp on this key N.J. environmental council

new jersey environment news, highlands

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy is making a big move at the N.J. Highlands Council.

Murphy has named Carl Richko, a retired public school teacher and former West Milford mayor, to chair the state council overseeing the controversial 2004 Highlands Act limiting development in ecologically-sensitive parts of seven northern counties.

Former Gov. Chris Christie was critical of the Highlands Act, which has drawn objections from many Republicans who say it diminishes property values of land owners in the region …

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