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Lawmakers this week held legislation opposed by NJBIA that would result in 300 municipalities, encompassing 4.5 million residents, being designated as overburdened and denying economic growth opportunities.

While NJBIA felt the bill S-232 was well-intentioned in trying to curb pollution problems in urban areas. But because of it set many parameters that were unattainable and was overly broad in scope, it would hinder economic growth in half the state and reduce job opportunities.

NJBIA Vice President of Government Affairs Ray Cantor, the leading advocate against the legislation, told NJ Spotlight: “We’re glad the bill was held today. The bill was well-intentioned, but too broad with too much uncertainty.’’