Phil Murphy preaches environmental justice, but some of his actions tell a different story

Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Members of the Ramapough Lenape tribe in Upper Ringwood were optimistic when  Gov. Phil Murphy was elected two years ago, because he spoke passionately about bringing environmental justice to lower-income and minority communities, which often endure a disproportionate amount of pollution.

They believed that he would reverse former Gov. Chris Christie’s support for a federal plan to keep tons of contaminated soil next to their neighborhood and instead call for having the soil hauled off to a licensed landfill.

That never happened …

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