NJ ready to rejoin regional effort to curb pollution, clears another obstacle

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The state yesterday cleared a path to rejoin a regional initiative on reducing climate-altering pollution from power plants, a major promise by Phil Murphy during his gubernatorial campaign.

In adopting a pair of new rules, the state Department of Environmental Protection essentially reverses a decision in 2012 by former Gov. Chris Christie to pull out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a decision that cost New Jersey about $300 million in clean-energy funding in the interim …

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