Industry Seeks Economic Exception From Landmark New Jersey EJ Rule

September 21, 2022
Chemical and other industry groups are urging New Jersey regulators to provide an exemption for economically beneficial projects from the state’s landmark environmental justice (EJ) rule, which allows the state to deny permits for new facilities that bring adverse cumulative effects in overburdened communities (OBC). In recently filed comments, groups including the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (BIA) and the New Jersey Chemistry Council (NJCC) argue that including economic benefits to justify a “compelling public interest” -- for which...

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