Murphy talked briefly about his environmental record, having New Jersey rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and jump-starting the state’s offshore wind energy industry.
“We need progress, not just words. Most of Christie’s rules are still in place,” said Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club. He said Murphy needs to reopen the Office of Climate Change and update climate change rules.
Food & Water Watch Senior Organizer Matt Smith called for a moratorium on “any and all dirty-energy projects before state regulators,” such as natural gas pipelines.
But League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak defended Murphy’s first-year record.
“Our state has made huge strides to turn back the hands of time on the toxic legacy of the Christie administration,” Potosnak said, by advancing clean energy and environmental justice.
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