N.J. environmentalists say Murphy’s energy plan comes up short

Murphy at Princeton Andlinger Center

MEIR RINDE / WNYC – When Phil Murphy was running for governor in 2017, he campaigned as an environmental progressive who would take the threat of climate change seriously. And during his twenty months as governor, Murphy has taken a number of steps to reverse the environmental policies of his Republican predecessor, Chris Christie.

But some environmentalists who were initially pleased by Murphy’s bold promises have since soured on the governor, criticizing what they describe as slow progress and weak follow-through by his administration. Recently they have been criticizing him over the state’s Energy Master Plan, which is meant to guide New Jersey’s transition to a clean energy future, but which they say does too little to move the state away from fossil fuels …

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