Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat from New Jersey, (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen) found on https://www.flickr.com/photos/njnationalguard/44910726671

New Jersey executive order leverages land use rules to control where and what developers can build

by Tracey Tully, The New York Times


Highlights:

  • A New Jersey democrat has introduced legislation that requires new building projects to account for climate resiliency and mitigating environmental impacts such as GHG emissions in order to receive government approval
  • The state is currently experiencing sinking, accelerated sea-level rise, and flooding along its 130-mile coastline
  • The introduction of this legislation is the first of its kind within the US and hopes to keep New Jersey’s emissions goals on target

The Climate Center aims to enact by 2025 the bold policies required by science to put California on track for decarbonization by 2030.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/nyregion/climate-change-nj-environmental-rules.html

Maddie Maffia
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