Gov Murphy puts New Jersey back into RGGI
Gov Murphy puts New Jersey back into RGGI

Ed Potosnak, Executive Director
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters
cell: (732) 991-7574

Highlands, NJ – Following Governor Phil Murphy’s release of Executive Order 7, New Jersey LCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak released the following statement:

“Governor Murphy’s Climate Change Executive Order, which will reenter the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, sends a clear message that New Jersey is serious about being the greenest state in the country under his leadership. More than five years after the devastation from Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey finally has a governor with the vision to tackle this urgent threat and create the clean energy jobs New Jersey residents need.

“As we stood at the Keansburg Boardwalk, ground zero for Superstorm Sandy, I was reminded of the power of increased and more intense weather events from a changing climate. Images of the devastation and loss from Sandy rolled through my mind and I am glad the Governor is serious about tackling the urgent threat of climate change. We look forward to working with Governor Murphy to make his vision for a 100% clean energy economy in the Garden State a reality.”

About New Jersey LCV:

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) serves as the leading political voice for the environment. As a non-partisan, statewide organization New Jersey LCV holds elected officials accountable for all their actions that impact our precious natural resources. Candidate Phil Murphy was the first gubernatorial candidate to call for 100% clean energy by 2050 during New Jersey LCV’s endorsement press conference in February, 2017.