Editorial: Murphy must take a stand for environmental justice

Governor Phil Murphy

NORTHJERSEY.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy’s lukewarm approach is not getting the job done for those seeking environmental justice, for those in lower-income and minority communities in Upper Ringwood, Kearny, and other New Jersey towns where the fight against the worst scourges of environmental abuse and neglect has been ongoing for decades.

The governor did manage to step in and speak up against the terrible idea that was the gas-fired power plant proposed for North Bergen, another “environmental justice” community – but only after 18 months of waffling and hand-wringing, and only after a barrage of negative attention, pressure from environmental groups, and outspoken opposition from public officials of nearby towns …

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