After months of prodding, Murphy says he doesn’t want huge Meadowlands power plant project

Meadowlands power plant protestors

BRENT JOHNSON and MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – A controversial proposal for a massive power plant in the Meadowlands was dealt a possibly crippling setback Wednesday night.

After months of protests and environmentalists calling on him to take a stand, Gov. Phil Murphy said he opposes plans for the $1.5 billion natural gas plant on the Hackensack River in North Bergen.

Shortly thereafter, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco said the Hudson County township will “now move on” and find another use for the property — though the project’s developers said they aren’t dropping their plans …

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