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May 13, 2024

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NEW JERSEY LCV APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROVAL OF BILL TO LET RENTERS KNOW ABOUT LEAD CONTAMINATION

 

TRENTON – The following statement is  from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV regarding release of Bill A2929 from the Assembly Housing Committee, which will require that renters, as well as homeowners, be given that information about potential lead contamination in their water. 

 

“We applaud passage by the Assembly Housing Committee of this common sense legislation to include protection for renters from the dangerous effects of lead contamination. Nearly 40% of New Jerseyans are renters. All New Jerseyans deserve access to clean and safe drinking water, which is essential to a healthy life and vibrant economy,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “Due to a historical lack of investment, too often issues with failing water infrastructure impact underserved communities of color. Along with informing renters about contamination,  we need to invest in our water systems and infrastructure, ensuring all New Jersey residents have access to reliable, affordable clean water.”

 

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives. 

 

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