Murphy signs law that targets global warming, concedes it’s not enough

Governor Phil Murphy

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday signed a bill that aims to ensure the state achieves aggressive targets to curb global-warming emissions while acknowledging the measure does not go far enough in addressing some of the most potent greenhouse-gas emissions.

The legislation (S-3207) focuses on an earlier law that requires the state to reduce carbon pollution in New Jersey by 80 percent below 2006 levels by 2050, a target some climate activists view as unlikely to be met.

Others see the new law as bolstering the state’s Global Warming Response Act, a measure passed in 2007, seeking to sharply curb carbon-forming pollution …

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