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Murphy signs bill to protect marginalized communities in NJ from pollution (access required)

“Residents in our environmental justice communities have suffered adverse health conditions at rates many times higher than residents elsewhere,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at a Sept. 18 bill signing cermoeny at Tichenor Park in Newark. “We know that [COVID-19] has been particularly worse for those with underlying health conditions, so it is important … that we send the message that no longer will economically disadvantaged areas of our states be dumping grounds."

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