Aggressive program to electrify NJ transportation ready to launch today

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Gov. Phil Murphy is expected today to sign a bill viewed as one of the most comprehensive programs any state in the nation has put in place to electrify its transportation system.

The legislation (S-2252/A-4819), easily passed by both houses this past Monday, marks the biggest step New Jersey has taken to reduce emissions causing climate change, a crucial vulnerability for a state with a long coastline.

The signing of the bill is a huge victory for clean energy advocates, who waged a long struggle to get the measure through the Legislature. The transportation sector is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change, accounting for roughly 42% of such pollution …

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