NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is launching six new lawsuits against polluters after a nearly decade-long hiatus.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal stood with Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe and Acting Gov. Sheila Oliver to announce the new policy Wednesday in Newark, near the site of a former lighter plant that leached harmful vapors into homes in the state’s biggest city.
Grewal says it’s the largest single-day action the state has taken in at least a decade and the first new natural resources damages case since 2008.
He said he didn’t have an estimate for what the state might recover financially but said the cases could take a long time to prosecute.