• Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 89 Establishes Proactive Measures to Address Climate in New Jersey

    by  • October 30, 2019 • News

    Today, on the 7th anniversary of Sandy, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 89 establishing a Climate and Flood Resilience Program that will be led by the recently appointed Department of Environmental Protection Chief Resilience Officer, Dave Rosenblatt.

    Executive Order 89 also codifies a structure for an Interagency Council on Climate Resilience that will coordinate DEP’s policies, programs, and activities to develop and implement a statewide climate change resilience strategy.

    Executive Order 89 is an important step the administration’s recognition that climate change is real and that New Jersey, as a coastal state, is especially vulnerable to the impacts of sea level rise, increased temperatures and flooding, potentially with disastrous consequences for public health and safety.

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