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New Jersey LCV Applauds Murphy Administration Climate Action Initiatives
The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV, celebrating the Murphy Administration’s “Climate Week” initiatives focused on bold actions the administration is taking to address climate change through an increase in offshore wind and clean energy jobs.
“I was thrilled to attend today’s Climate Week celebration in New York City, and even more excited to hear Governor Murphy announce New Jersey will increase offshore wind production by 11,000 MW by 2040! Governor Murphy had already made renewable energy a priority for the Garden State, and committed to 7,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035. Today’s announcement is a promise of a strong clean energy future with good-paying union jobs and a stable long-term economy in New Jersey,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “We ask that the Governor also remain vigilant about providing opportunities to marginalized workers of color who too often have been excluded from economic opportunities.”
COUNCIL ON GREEN JOBS AND THE ECONOMY:
“We look forward to digging into the much anticipated Green Jobs report released today by the New Jersey Office for Climate Action and the Green Economy. For too long labor and the environment were seen as separate and couldn’t benefit from the same outcomes. Under Governor Murphy’s leadership this myth is finally being put aside. New Jersey is working to create a clean energy economy that will produce a healthy and clean environment and good-local union jobs,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “These good-local union jobs cannot be outsourced and will provide a fair wage that can sustain a middle-class lifestyle. New Jersey already has over 52,000 people working in the clean energy economy, and that number can increase with the right investments in offshore wind, solar, energy efficiency, and other emerging technologies.”