From NJ.com – Heat relief for N.J. workers will slow us down, big business says

13 Jun 2024, Posted by admin in News, Science and Environmental Issues, State News, Weather

Competing letters. Much public testimony. And now, a possible heat wave.

As lawmakers consider a measure that would add new protections for workers in New Jersey who toil in extreme heat, forecasters say the state could soon be in store for a rush of hot and humid air.

“We’ve heard the very broad coalition of opposition but the underlying problem still remains. We are simply a much much warmer place to live than we were 10, 20 years ago,” state Sen. Joe Cryan, D-Union, a primary sponsor of the senate bill, said on the phone Wednesday.

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