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TRENTON, NJ- New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV), the leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, congratulates Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver on their inauguration ceremony today.

New Jersey LCV was the first environmental organization to endorse Governor Murphy in 2017 and 2021, and the group is excited to see Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver begin their second term. 


“We are thrilled to have endorsed and helped elect Governor Murphy for an historic second term. During the past four years Governor Murphy has become the “Greenest Governor in America,” and with New Jersey’s election investments of over quarter of a million dollars, we ensured another four years of bold environmental action,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Murphy on some of the most pressing environmental issues in our state such as climate change and environmental racism.”

In his first term, Governor Murphy was among the nation’s strongest environmental champions, making him the “Greenest Governor in America,” according to Potosnak. He moved aggressively on expanding clean energy and created a nation-leading offshore wind program, signed a landmark environmental justice bill, and worked to remove lead water pipes to secure clean drinking water for all New Jerseyans.

The Governor’s pro-conservation track record was essential to motivating environmental voters and bringing them to the polls. In addition to voters re-electing the Governor because of his strong pro-environment record, we saw environmental champions elected up and down the ballot. 

“These election results were a clarion call for the Governor and legislative leaders to continue to be bold on environmental protection. This means moving forward on our state’s clean energy goals by ending diversions from the Clean Energy Fund, investing in NJ Transit, changing the way we heat and cool our homes, and addressing health hazards like poor indoor air quality,” added Potosnak. “We are at a historic moment in our state’s history. Now is the time to build on Governor Murphy’s first term and pro-conservation vision and continue to deliver real results for our environment and the people of New Jersey.”