Press Release • 2/19/2014
New Jersey LCV's Executive Director Ed Potosnak released this statement following Congressman Rush Holt's announcement that he will not seek reelection.
Press Release • 2/11/2014
New Jersey LCV today unveiled scores for the New Jersey delegation released this morning as part of the League of Conservation Voters 2013 National Environmental Scorecard.
Press Release • 11/6/2013
Trenton, NJ- Yesterday voters across New Jersey entered their voting booths and overwhelmingly supported Green Candidates to ensure a healthier, brighter future for our state. Election returns as of 8am today showed 19 out of 22 New Jersey LCV endorsed candidates were successfully elected on November 5th, 2013. With a success rate of 86%, this election marks the second cycle in which New Jersey LCV actively participated, providing a breath of fresh air for politics in New Jersey.
Press Release • 10/29/2013
Trenton, NJ— Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters for a Cleaner Environment released two campaign mailers supporting Republican State Senator “Kip Bateman.”
Press Release • 10/3/2013
WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate from New Jersey.
Press Release • 9/19/2013
Trenton, NJ--Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) released its first round of 2013 endorsements for the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly. The endorsed slate includes candidates highly committed to conserving the environment and a demonstrated ability to deliver on that commitment in office.
Press Release • 9/9/2013
Trenton, NJ— Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) released its 2013 Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard rates each member of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on their conservation record and actions taken to protect the environment in the Garden State.
Press Release • 6/22/2013
TRENTON, NJ— As the most densely populated state, New Jersey has been a leader among the states taking aggressive action to protect remaining lands like farms, forests, parks, and historic sites.
The Garden State dedicated an average of $200 million a year for open space funding since the creation of the Garden State Preservation Trust in 1998. Voters have consistently supported measures to set aside funds for this important preservation work. Recently, voters approved the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009, authorizing $400 million for open space, farmland, and historic preservation.
Press Release • 6/7/2013
State Sen. Jennifer Beck’s recent vote against legislation to establish a dedicated source of state funding for open space, farmland and historic preservation is disappointing, to say the least.
Her vote denies voters in the most densely populated state the opportunity to decide whether they want to protect remaining open space. The vote is surprising because she has been a strong supporter of open-space preservation in the past.
New Jersey can’t afford to wait to establish a dedicated funding source, since there is no new money available to continue critical investments in keeping our drinking water clean, protecting our open space and wildlife habitat, and preserving our family farms and historic treasures.