N.J. could get expanded train service, safer bridges from Biden infrastructure bill. What it means for us.

When U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduced his Environmental Justice Act to address the pollution that rains down disproportionately on minority communities, he did so at a Newark elementary school bordering Interstate 280, where diesel fumes and automobile emissions waft over to the playground there. “You talk about the diesel emissions and you could hear the trucks roaring right behind us, so when our children are out here playing on these playgrounds, they are breathing in these toxic fumes,” environmental activist Kim Gaddy said at the October 2017 press conference. That’s one of the issues Pre…

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