Target climate change policies toward low-income communities, N.J. advised

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – If states ignore the disproportionate burdens global warming imposes on disadvantaged communities, they are unlikely to achieve their climate-change policy goals, according to a study released yesterday.

The study, authored by experts at Rutgers University as part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) project series, found many states are already targeting climate-change policies to low-income households and communities, environmental justice communities and those living in areas likely to be flooded by sea-level rise and more frequent and intense storms …

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