May 13, 2024

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New Jersey LCV Statement on the Release of NJPACT REAL Rules


TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, upon the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s formal proposal of the New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats Resilient Environment and Landscapes (“NJPACT REAL”) rules.


“Climate change is no longer a future problem - it’s here today, and it’s far past time we realized we are making life and death decisions with how we build and rebuild in communities across New Jersey. The release of the NJPACT REAL rules is an important step in the fight to protect homes and critical buildings like hospitals and schools, particularly along our coast,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “As the most densely populated state in the country, we need to lead the charge on protecting against sea level rise and chronic flooding. Adopting these rules and updating how and where we build will quite literally save lives in the years to come, and we urge the administration to adopt these critical protective rules as soon as possible.” 



New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives