Press Release • 1/31/2019
“New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and our Flood Defense New Jersey partners are so pleased to see this bill on track to become law,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (LCV). “New Jersey has a $16 billion problem to address stormwater and defend our communities from flooding. We look forward to Governor Murphy signing this bill so local municipalities will finally have a proven model to address this growing threat.”
Press Release • 1/30/2019
TRENTON, NJ- Today, Governor Murphy released a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission calling for a full ban on fracking activities, including the importation and exportation of fracking waste, within the Delaware River Basin.
Press Release • 1/28/2019
TRENTON, NJ- Today, the Flood Defense Act passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee, clearing the way for a full Assembly floor vote, which could happen as soon as this Thursday. The bill, A2694/S1073, enables municipalities to create much-needed local stormwater programs to control flooding and reduce pollution. It previously passed the Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee on October 22 of last year.
Press Release • 1/25/2019
“Clearly the Governor is keeping the environment at the top of his list of priorities,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “Senator Booker’s environmental record is impressive—he has a lifetime score of 98% on the League of Conservation Voters’ scorecard, and received an outstanding 100% score for his 2017 pro-conservation voting record. Senator Booker has championed environmental justice, combating climate change, opposing drilling along the Jersey Shore and ensuring clean drinking water for all, and I know Mr. Helmy will bring a wealth of knowledge about critical New Jersey environmental issues to the Murphy Administration who is making NJ the greenest state in America.”
Press Release • 1/18/2019
TRENTON, NJ- Today Governor Murphy announced his appointments to the Pinelands Commission, an independent state agency that presides over the Pinelands National Reserve.
“The Pinelands are one of New Jersey’s crown jewels, and its importance to our natural heritage cannot be overstated,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “Governor Murphy is making good on his promises to make science-based decision making a top priority in our state. The Christie Administration politicized the Pinelands Commission and filled it with members who would green light dangerous pipeline projects that violate the intent of the Commission. Governor Murphy’s appointees are a critical step in strengthening this important regional planning body to meet the objectives of the Pinelands act and protect the drinking water of millions of New Jerseyans.”
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: