Sen. Cory Booker with NJLCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak.
Sen. Cory Booker with NJLCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak.

LONG BRANCH – Several environmental groups endorsed U.S. Sen. Cory Booker for re-election to the U.S. Senate on Sunday, calling him a champion for the environment.


“It’s these great organizations that have been championing to make sure that New Jersey reclaims the glorious, pristine past and begins to help us understand that in a time that New Jersey needs jobs and economic growth, that preserving your environment is actually critical to long term sustained economic development and economic growth,” Booker said. “I learned that as a mayor and now in everything I do, I’m trying to champion that in the United States Senate.”

Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, detailed the number of committees Booker participates in and some of the actions he has taken in his capacity as senator and Newark mayor, including voting in favor of clean energy tax cuts, opposing sonic blasting partnering to clean up the Passaic River and creating the Office of Sustainability in Newark.

“Senator Booker understand firsthand the overwhelming impact of pollution on low income and communities of color, and he’s a champion for environmental justice,” Potosnak said.

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