Enviros’ 2020 goals for NJ include ban on new fossil fuel plants

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MICHAEL SYMONS / NJ 101.5 – With one legislative session nearly over and another about to begin, interest groups and activists are sketching out their priorities for 2020 and 2021. Environmentalists are eyeing a big one: a ban on new energy production derived from fossil fuels.

State Sen. Bob Smith, D-Middlesex, the Senate environment committee chairman, said the big issues of next session depend in part on what gets done before the lame-duck session ends Jan. 14. If the plastic and paper bags ban and electric-vehicle legislation aren’t resolved, those will be his first agenda items …

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