NEW JERSEY LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS STATEMENT ON NEW FUNDING TO PREVENT HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS
Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement on Governor Murphy’s announcement that $13 million in state and federal funding will go to prevent further Harmful Algal Blooms in New Jersey:
“New Jersey LCV is supportive of the action taken by Governor Murphy to help New Jersey communities who suffer the most from the damage that algal blooms cause. However, we also believe it is important for communities not to rely solely on state intervention when it comes to tackling the problems that cause these blooms. Unless issues like overdevelopment around lakes and lack of green infrastructure for effective stormwater management are addressed with long term solutions, the blooms will continue to plague our waterways and we can’t count on extra state or federal funding to bail us out every time they happen. Communities must also take matters into their own hands to clean up polluted runoff.”
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.