Press Release • 1/15/2019
TRENTON, NJ- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today regarding Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address:
Our state has made huge strides to turn back the hands of time on the toxic legacy of the Christie Administration. Governor Murphy has put New Jersey in the running to be the greenest state in America. By advancing clean energy and environmental justice, as well as holding polluters accountable, Governor Murphy has made it clear that a stronger and fairer New Jersey cannot happen without prioritizing environmental health and safety. The Governor is making good on his bold vision for New Jersey becoming fossil-fuel-free by 2050 with the largest commitment to offshore wind in America, creating tens of thousands of good local jobs in the clean energy economy.
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund released its score for Governor Murphy’s first year in office last week. Click to check out the score and a live tracker of the Administration’s accomplishments.
Press Release • 1/9/2019
TRENTON, NJ- New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Fund), a statewide organization dedicated to preserving our environment, announced its scoring of the Murphy Administration on the Governor’s first year in office. The score reflects the environmental achievements of Governor Phil Murphy.
New Jersey LCV Statement on Attorney General, DEP joining multistate lawsuit against seismic testing
Press Release • 12/20/2018
BELMAR, NJ- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the Attorney General & Department of Environmental Protection's announcement of New Jersey joining a multistate lawsuit to reverse federal approval of seismic testing along the eastern seaboard and demand evidence justifying Florida's exemption from offshore drilling:
We cannot allow President Trump’s anti-environmental and pro-polluter agenda to destroy our economy or our environment. The Jersey Shore tourism industry is a $44 billion economic engine and supports more than 838,000 jobs, including vibrant commercial and recreational fishing industries. We commend the Attorney General and DEP Commissioner for taking these important actions to protect our environment, critical coastal economy, and shore communities from dangerous offshore fossil fuel extraction.
Press Release • 12/20/2018
Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on New Jersey joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative:
“Governor Murphy and his administration have once again demonstrated their commitment to protecting our environment by joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative. By joining this regional transportation initiative, not only does it seek to reduce carbon emissions, it also drives infrastructure investments that will improve commutes, create good local jobs, and grow reliable and affordable transportation options for all New Jerseyans.”
NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AND NEW JERSEY DEP’S MAJOR CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Press Release • 12/6/2018
CAMDEN, NJ—Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the Attorney General’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection’s announcement of major civil enforcement actions, including Natural Resource Damage lawsuits:
Press Release • 11/15/2018
“Flood Defense New Jersey wants to empower our communities to help them address the growing threat of stormwater,” says Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey LCV. “Local flooding is a huge problem and local leaders want the ability to protect their communities from it. The coalition is working to give them a tool to do just that.”
Press Release • 11/6/2018
“The environment was on the ballot today in New Jersey – and around the country,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “Voters made it clear up and down the ballot – and in extraordinary fashion – that we will not stand idly by as the Trump administration continues to wreak havoc on common-sense protections for our environment and public health. We are thrilled to see these environmental champions solidify their place in the General Assembly for another year, and we know they will work tirelessly to continue moving New Jersey toward our clean energy future.”
Press Release • 10/29/2018
TRENTON, NJ- New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, announced its endorsements for the 2018 New Jersey Special Elections today. Ten appointed legislators are seeking re-election in seven special elections.
New Jersey LCV endorsed the following candidates for Assembly: Verlina Reynolds-Jackson in District 15, Linda Carter in District 22, Britnee Timberlake in District 34, and Clinton Calabrese in District 36.
Press Release • 10/22/2018
“New Jersey has a $16 billion problem to address stormwater and defend our communities from flooding,” said Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “Consistent flooding and polluted runoff harm our wallets, our families, our businesses, and our environment. Without the means to address these problems, most municipalities can’t fix them. That’s why it’s so important this bill becomes law.”
Press Release • 10/16/2018
“Since his first Congressional race, Josh Gottheimer has been fighting for cleaner air and clean water for New Jersey’s families and businesses,” said New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak. “Josh’s continued membership on the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in Congress will only become more important as we stand up to polluters and find common sense solutions to our growing climate problems. This election will be one of the most important elections of our lives, and I know that the 5th congressional district can count on Josh Gottheimer to safeguard their environment and protect their health.”