Press Release • 3/5/2019
TRENTON, NJ- Today, Governor Murphy announced his proposed budget for FY20, which included several changes to environmental priorities.
“We are excited to see the restoration the of Clean Energy Fund program to its mission and the prioritization of climate change resiliency,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “In the past, this fund was used to pay for dirty fossil fuel energy or to plug budget holes, instead of investing in a clean energy future. Governor Murphy has made it clear that the environment continues to be a top priority even after an impressive first year of pro-conservation actions. We’ll be looking at funding for the DEP to ensure the state can hold polluters accountable and expand critical conservation programs.”
Press Release • 2/28/2019
"Governor Murphy and his administration have steadfastly stood by their commitment to 100% clean energy by 2050, and because of that, we are beginning to see the makings of a fossil-free New Jersey. We are thrilled to see the decision to withdraw from the ongoing litigation and the letter from the Attorney General's office asking the court not to move forward. Thank you to the administration and all of the groups who fought tirelessly to stop this unnecessary pipeline, especially Pinelands Preservation Alliance."
Press Release • 2/27/2019
“As the Trump administration continued its assault on our most important environmental protections, we’re more determined than ever before to hold members of Congress accountable for putting polluters ahead of our families,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “During the 2018 midterms, New Jersey voters sent a clear message to Congress—if you side with polluters and score low on environmental issues, you will be voted out. The 2018 National Environmental Scorecard demonstrated we can count on Senators Booker and Menendez, as well as Representatives Pallone, Watson Coleman, Pascrell, Payne, Sires and Norcross to consistently fight for us.”
Press Release • 2/6/2019
The lawmakers who are spreading false information in an attempt to block the bipartisan Flood Defense Act are not only losing the trust of their constituents, but are turning their backs on clean water and safe communities for New Jersey families and businesses. We call on these lawmakers to end their politically motivated campaign of deceit and unite behind a common-sense goal of protecting New Jersey’s clean drinking water.
Press Release • 2/1/2019
TRENTON, NJ—Lee M. Clark, Watershed Outreach Manager for New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to serve a five-year term as a commissioner to the Phillipsburg Housing Authority.
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.”