Murphy backs plan to protect N.J. low-income communities from more pollution

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As the nation celebrates Juneteenth, the day commemorating when slavery finally ended in America, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced he’s throwing his support behind a long-stalled proposal to strengthen environmental protections for low-income communities with large minority populations in New Jersey.

The bill would require the state Department of Environmental Protection to consider how projects seeking permits would would affect the environment and public health of these communities.

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