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New Jersey LCV Hails Continued Environmental Leadership by Governor Murphy

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s State of the State address:

New Jersey LCV lauds Governor Murphy’s continued second-term focus on positioning our state as a leader in environmental protection and the transition to affordable clean energy.

We share the governor’s goal of enacting the nation’s strongest clean energy goal — 100% clean energy by 2035 — into law this legislative session. This move will help cement the governor’s legacy and prevent the worst effects of climate change, reduce air pollution, and improve public health while also creating thousands of good-paying union jobs here in the Garden State. While we plan for the future, we must also address the challenges of the present, and support communities in their efforts to increase resilience and respond to stormwater challenges.

In addition, we are looking to work together with the Governor and the Legislature on a commonsense response to the growing threat of sprawl posed by the burgeoning warehouse industry. We need to protect ecologically sensitive areas, reduce truck traffic, and reduce runoff even as we recognize New Jersey’s role as a logistics hub.

Governor Murphy has already set a high bar for environmental leadership, from offshore wind to electric vehicles. It’s time to double down on our shared objectives to ensure that the governor finishes out the year as our nation’s greenest governor.