Press Releases : Environmental Justice

AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Resolve Montvale Groundwater Natural Resource Damage Case

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today announced a $14 million resolution of a natural resource damages (NRD) lawsuit against two companies for the contamination of groundwater with trichloroethylene (TCE) in Montvale, Bergen County.

Lawsuit Filed by AG, NJDEP, and Division of Consumer Affairs Accuses Five Oil and Gas Companies of Misleading the Public About Their Products and Climate Change

State Accuses Defendants of Deceptive Business Practices in Concealing the Risks Posed by Oil and Gas for Decades, Driving Ongoing Use of Fossil Fuels For Immediate Release: October 18, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General For...

Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Seven New Environmental Enforcement Actions, Six in Environmental Justice Communities

Acting AG, DEP Commissioner Also Announce One Environmental Justice Case Settlement For Immediate Release: August 24, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney General For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee...

Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. over Hazardous Waste Dumping in Native American Tribal Community

Complaint Seeks Compensation for Natural Resource Damages; Ford Disposed of Toxic Paint Sludge, other Contaminants at Mining Site that Includes State-Recognized Tribal Lands For Immediate Release: June 16, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin,...

Acting AG Platkin, DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announce Groundwater Contamination Lawsuit in Environmental Justice Community

State’s Complaint Seeks Compensation for Natural Resource Damages that Occurred over Decades in Overburdened Bergen County Community For Immediate Release: April 4, 2022 Office of The Attorney General – Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney General NJ Department...