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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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New Jersey LCV Statement on Governor Murphy's Partnership to Plug-In and Recent DEP Announcement on the Volkswagen Settlement Monies

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the announcement of a State Interagency Electric Vehicle Partnership and Volkswagen Settlement Funding:

"In New Jersey, transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and a major contributor to asthma and cancer-causing local air pollution. Electric vehicles directly improve local air quality because EVs are upward of 79% cleaner fossil fuel vehicles."

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New Jersey LCV Statement on Bipartisan Passage of S3207/A4821, Update to the Global Warming Response Act

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released a statement today on the Assembly’s passage of S3207/A4821, which updates Global Warming Response Act, the final step before Governor Phil Murphy can sign the legislation into law.

 

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Coalition Calls on Murphy to Stop Transco/Williams Pipeline

Central Jersey residents joined statewide environmental leaders and community groups in Trenton to deliver 10,000 petition signatures calling on Governor Phil Murphy to oppose the fracked gas pipeline proposed for Old Bridge and Raritan Bay, and an accompanying compressor station in Franklin Township.

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