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NEW JERSEY LCV THANKS GOVERNOR MURPHY FOR PAUSING PASSAIC VALLEY SEWERAGE COMMISSION PLANS FOR A FRACKED GAS POWER PLANT IN NEWARK
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, applauding the Murphy Administration for asking Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) to go back to the drawing board on the proposed fracked gas power plant in Newark’s Ironbound section.
“We want to thank Governor Murphy for agreeing with us that the last thing the residents of the Ironbound community need is another polluting fracked-gas power plant. Ironbound residents have been organizing and fighting back against environmental racism and toxic projects for decades, and we stand with Black and Brown families and businesses in opposition to this project,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “New Jersey LCV looks forward to working with local stakeholders, the PVSC, and the administration to ensure the project is aligned with our clean energy goals and won’t add to the burden of carbon pollutants and co-pollutants that cause higher rates of cancer and asthma for people of color in the Ironbound community.”