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NEW JERSEY LCV APPLAUDS MURPHY ADMINISTRATION FOR CREATION OF CLIMATE RESILIENCE STRATEGY
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, regarding the Murphy Administration’s draft of the state’s first Climate Change Resilience Strategy for public review and comment.
“We know that climate change is not some far-off fantasy, or something that is going to happen way into the future. It’s real, it’s here, and it’s happening now. The climate change reality means on average, a New Jersey homeowner will experience a severe 100-year storm at least once during the period of their 30-year mortgage, and the state has the potential to suffer major real estate losses. That’s why having a resilience strategy that is woven in the fabric of our state and municipal policy making is so important,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey LCV. “A Pew Research Center study shows that the majority of Americans want to see government action on climate change. The Murphy Administration understands that it takes a statewide coordinated effort at all levels of government to confront this threat.”