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Act Fast to Avert Climate Disaster, Lawmakers Warned

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

February 11, 2022 |

The state needs to do a lot more and act much quicker to avert the worst impacts of climate change, lawmakers were warned Thursday as they began assessing what new steps must be taken to speed up reductions in pollution from greenhouse-gas emissions.

“There is too much at risk to not push further and do more,’’ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette told the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. “We are not ready. Ida showed us that.’’

NJ SEED: It is always wise to prepare our infrastructure to withstand the kinds of costal storms to which New Jersey is frequently subject.

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