Groups Say Jersey City Turnpike Extension Hurts Climate

By Clark Mindock (May 16, 2022, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Dozens of environmental, faith and social justice groups claim New Jersey transportation departments are failing to reduce carbon emissions, and want to shut down a planned $4.7 billion turnpike expansion in Jersey City.

Legal rulemaking petitions were filed by EmpowerNJ — a coalition of more than 135 groups including BlueWave NJ, Clean Water Action, the Sierra Club of New Jersey and others — on Thursday, seeking to compel the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation to come up with a way to comply with Gov. Phil Murphy's November greenhouse gas emissions executive order. They also demanded...

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