Trenton – the following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters on the announcement of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Strategic Funding Plan: 

“As New Jerseyans reel from the harrowing realities of COVID-19, New Jersey’s commitment, under the leadership of Governor Murphy, to climate action remains unaltered,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.  “RGGI is once again generating much needed revenue for New Jersey and we are pleased to see a plan to invest in projects that reduce pollution in environmental justice communities, and thus begin to mitigate the disproportionate negative impacts on communities of color from air pollution from burning fossil fuels causing severe health disparities.  Unfortunately, we are seeing these impacts in this current public health crisis. We thank the administration for a strong and equitably prioritized RGGI Strategic Funding Plan. Climate action is public health policy and economic development policy and the Murphy Administration is prioritizing these funds to improve air quality in communities of color and create good local jobs in the clean energy economy.”