Take a deep breath. Is New Jersey poised to cut back on CO2 pollution?

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Warning that it is time to get serious about climate change, lawmakers yesterday approved a bill to clamp down on pollutants contributing to global warming, possibly targeting the biggest culprit of all, carbon dioxide.

The legislation (S-3207), which cleared the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, aims to ensure the state is on target to reduce carbon pollution in New Jersey by 80 percent below 2006 levels by mid-century.

At this point, the bill proposes the state Department of Environmental Protection adopt strategies to curb emissions from short-lived, but very potent, pollutants, such as methane …

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