New Jersey Defends Landmark EJ, ‘Impacts’ Rule From Legal Challenge

July 8, 2024
New Jersey’s attorney general’s office is defending the legality of the state’s landmark environmental justice (EJ) and cumulative impacts rule in state court, pushing back on an industry challenge to the rule that includes criteria to add protective conditions to -- or in some cases deny -- new permits if they cause disparate impacts in overburdened areas. The rule, which took effect last April , is considered a model for addressing cumulative impacts and was required by a New Jersey’s...

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