Praise and concern over NJ’s plan to sue over pollution

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MIKE CATALINI / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – New Jersey’s new push to sue people and companies responsible for pollution has environmental groups applauding and business interests raising questions and concerns.

After two terms of Republican Chris Christie, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced last week that it would resume pursuing natural resources damages in cases that resulted in contamination in New Jersey. The state has a long history of industrialization as well as contamination; it has more Superfund sites — land contaminated by hazardous waste and marked for cleanup due to its health risks — than any other state …

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