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NEW JERSEY LCV REACTS TO GOVERNOR MURPHY’S BUDGET ADDRESS, WANT TO SEE MORE FOR ENVIRONMENT
TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director New Jersey LCV, regarding Governor Murphy’s budget address and the need to make the environment a budget priority.
“New Jersey LCV is celebrating some successes in this year’s state budget and are disappointed in other decisions not meeting the needs of low income residents. We are pleased to see Governor Murphy’s doubling down on efforts to create a 21st century sustainable green-jobs economy, and a reduction in the Clean Energy Fund diversions that help low income families weatherize their homes and save on energy bills, but families need more access to these cost-saving programs and we want the raids completely eliminated. We will continue to advocate with the Legislature to end the Clean Energy Fund raids because the state is on firmer financial footing to finally end the clean energy raids and to establish permanent funding for NJ Transit,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “We’re also looking closely at the details of the budget to ensure investment of $700 million for water infrastructure, a fully funded PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) at $9.9 million for open spaces and farmland, and adequate staffing for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to do it’s critically important work.”