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Environmental justice comes to Jersey

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May 15, 2013

New Jersey

By Megan Busse

TRENTON,New Jersey: Democratic Assemblywoman Grace Spencer has proposed a bill that would prevent heavy pollution sites from moving into the poorest areas of New Jersey.[1]

The bill would require new pollution sites that wanted to operate in an area already heavily polluted to undergo a more extensive environmental impact report. In addition, the governing body of the municipality would have the final say in approving the site.[1]