Sen. Cory Booker introduced bicameral legislation to address the overwhelming proximity of pollution sites to minority and low-income communities.
Democratic lawmakers introduced a $32.7 billion, nine-month state budget proposal that increases taxes on millionaires and corporations, boosts the state’s surplus to more than $2.5 billion and calls for $4.5 billion in borrowing to help close a revenue shortfall.
New Jersey will soon enact stringent environmental justice legislation that will allow the state to reject permits for projects that could have a detrimental impact on already “overburdened” communities.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe filed 12 environmental enforcement actions targeting polluters across New Jersey.
New Jersey state officials reluctantly submitted an application to the FEMA for Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance program.
An environmental justice bill allowing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain pollutants on “overburdened communities” passed committees in both legislative houses.