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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s Lake Communities: What can be done? Expert panel assembled for public forum

A panel of New Jersey’s leading experts on aquatic ecology, lake management and stormwater will make presentations and take questions from the audience on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:30PM at Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta. The forum is open to the public and free, but pre-registration is required. The forum will also be streamed live on Facebook and viewers may pose questions using the Facebook comments feature.

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Leading Political Environmental Group Endorses in New Jersey General Assembly Elections

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), the leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, announced its first round of endorsements for the 2019 New Jersey General Assembly Elections today. 

“We are very excited to announce the first round of our 2019 endorsements for Assembly,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “These candidates are all committed to fighting for healthy communities, creating good local jobs in the clean energy economy, and preserving New Jersey’s natural resources. I am confident that electing environmental champions like these to the Assembly will ensure New Jersey is protected for future generations.”

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Joint Statement on Governor Murphy Signing Legislation to Ensure Global Warming Response Act Targets are Met

By signing into law the Updated Global Warming Response Act (S3207), Governor Murphy today took a major step toward a clean-energy future for New Jersey.

The amendments to the Act require the state to adopt measures within specific timeframes so that harmful greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced 80 percent, economy-wide, by 2050. 

"Under the Governor’s leadership – and facilitated by the actions of the Legislature – addressing the climate crisis has been a priority. Today, we took another step forward, codifying our place as a national leader in addressing the climate crisis by updating the Global Warming Response Act to mandate the NJDEP to promulgate regulations that ensure we meet our economy-wide decarbonization goals," said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. "We now have a critical tool in place to hold ourselves accountable to meeting our commitments."

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Action Needed: Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Major Economic Lifeline and States’ Largest Lake

Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released an advisory for the public to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to a toxic algal bloom – the largest lake in New Jersey and a major economic lifeline in the New Jersey Highlands. Strong action is needed by local decision-makers to improve the health of the lake and protect this major cultural icon.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on BPU Announcement of Offshore Wind Procurement Award

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on awarding the nation’s largest procurement of offshore wind to Orsted:

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NJ Keep It Green Celebrates Overwhelming Bipartisan Vote

TRENTON, NJ – Today, a bill providing necessary implementation language for preservation and stewardship funds advanced out of the Assembly and moved to Governor Murphy's desk.
 
The bill (A4477/S2920), sponsored by Assembly members McKeon, Pinkin, and Zwicker; and Senators Smith, Bateman, and Greenstein, concerns the constitutional dedication of corporate business tax revenue to fund preservation programs within New Jersey. If signed by Governor Murphy, the bill will provide guidance for how the funds are spent for preservation and stewardship of open space, parks, farmland and historic sites in the future.

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NJ Keep It Green Celebrates Unanimous, Bipartisan Committee Vote

TRENTON, NJ – Today, a bill providing necessary implementation language for preservation and stewardship funds advanced out of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
 
The bill (A4477/S2920), sponsored by Assembly members McKeon, Pinkin, and Zwicker, and Senators Smith, Bateman, and Greenstein, concerns the constitutional dedication of corporate business tax revenue to fund preservation programs within New Jersey. If approved, the bill will provide guidance for how the funds are spent for preservation and stewardship of open space, parks, farmland, and historic sites moving forward.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on the New Energy Master Plan

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the release of the Energy Master Plan:

"Today, Governor Murphy and his administration outlined their plan to realize their 100% clean energy vision. With the release of the new Energy Master Plan, we are sending a strong message to other states that we are committed to the phase out of fossil fuels and embracing a rapid shift toward electrification. We applaud Governor Murphy and his administration for their tireless work as they put the final touches to the Energy Master Plan.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on Potential Assembly Override of Sham "Dark Money" Bill

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on A1524/S1500, which hides corporations raises campaign contribution limits and unevenly requires new onerous reporting:

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NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR MURPHY’S AND DEP COMMISSIONER MCCABE’S DENIAL OF WILLIAMS TRANSCO’S NORTHEAST SUPPLY ENHANCEMENT (NESE) PROJECT PERMITS

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on Governor Murphy's and DEP Commissioner McCabe's denial of key permits for William Transco's Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project:

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