N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy nominates two environmentalists to Pinelands Commission

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FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM – Environmental organizations have prodded the administration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy for months to replace members of the Pinelands Commission, a body they believed bowed too easily to pipeline companies and developers during Gov. Chris Christie’s administration

Now a full year into office, Murphy took the first steps in that direction last week with the nominations of two stalwart environmentalists, Theresa Lettman and Kelly Mooij.

Lettman was a longtime member of the nonprofit Pinelands Preservation Alliance. Mooij, an environmental lawyer, is vice president of government relations for New Jersey Audubon, also a nonprofit. Both need state Senate approval …

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