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NJ's 'Environmental Justice' Effort Targets Vulnerable Towns

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The Garden State’s renewed focus on environmental protection has regulators getting involved with poor communities facing the highest levels of air, soil and water contamination, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal told lawyers gathered in Atlantic City for the state bar association’s annual convention.

Speaking at a panel discussion at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, New Jersey’s top law enforcement official said anything less than environmental justice, the cornerstone of an executive order Gov. Phil Murphy signed shortly after taking office, is “unacceptable.” Grewal's remarks came as part of a presentation called "A Renewed Focus on Environmental Justice in New Jersey:...

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