Gov. Phil Murphy says review of proposed Meadowlands power plant still in early stages

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy remained noncommittal Thursday on whether he supports or disapproves of a proposed gas-fired power plant in the Meadowlands, saying it is still in the early stages of review by his environmental regulators.

Standing a mile from where the North Bergen Liberty Generating plant would be built, Murphy declined to comment on what he thinks of the project even though it seemingly runs contrary to his ambitious clean energy goals for New Jersey.

“The Department of Environmental Protection goes through a series and process that takes a long time,” he said. “I would think I would call it the early stages of that. We have to make sure we understand all the facts before we make any decisions.” …

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