Enviros say proposed DEP cap on carbon pollution from power plants not enough

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – For years, clean-energy advocates have pressed to get New Jersey back into a multi-state initiative to slash greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, a step the Murphy administration has embraced.

With the state moving to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative next year, however, a new question is emerging: Will rejoining it do any good?

Perhaps not. At least that is what state Department of Environmental Protection officials were told Friday as environmentalists and climate advocates urged the agency to clamp down much more strongly on carbon pollution from power plants than would occur under a new DEP cap on emissions …

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