Press Release • 8/23/2018
"Governor Murphy had the chance to reduce New Jersey's plastic pollution by closing loopholes and allowing the legislature to pass a stronger bill. Without any kind of law to reduce single-use bags, our state will continue to be overrun by dangerous pollution that threatens the health of New Jersey families and businesses. We look forward to working with the Legislature to combat this problem and make New Jersey an environmental leader once again," said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.
Press Release • 8/7/2018
Washington, D.C. - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District.
“Jay Webber has a record in the state assembly of voting with polluter interests and against the health of New Jersey families,” said New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak. “Mikie Sherrill will stand up for clean air, clean water, and access to public lands for all New Jerseyans and we look forward to working with her in Congress.”
Press Release • 8/3/2018
Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Andy Kim for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd District.
“LCV Action Fund is proud to endorse Andy Kim because he has dedicated his career to service to our country,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “He knows that a healthy environment is critical for safe and healthy families and is committed to enacting policies to address climate change and protect clean air and water for all.”
“Andy Kim will be a critical ally in Congress as New Jersey leads the nation in building our clean energy economy,” said New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak. “He will advocate for smart solutions to protect the Jersey shore from rising seas and fight back against threats to bring offshore drilling to our coast.”
NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AND NEW JERSEY DEP’S MAJOR CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
Press Release • 8/1/2018
NEWARK, 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:
New Jersey LCV applauds appointment of Lisa J. Plevin as Executive Director of the Highlands Council
Press Release • 7/19/2018
CHESTER, NJ—Lisa J. Plevin, former Chief of Staff for Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency, will become Executive Director of the Highlands Council.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have someone with Lisa’s legacy of environmental leadership to lead the Highlands Council,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “She has a long history of fighting against polluters and preserving New Jersey’s natural resources, and I have no doubt she will continue that fight in her new role."
In 2004, the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act was passed to protect the Highlands from the piecemeal development patterns that were consuming 5 square miles of Highlands forests and wetlands each year. The Highlands Council’s primary goal is to protect the Highlands, a physiographic region that provides water for more than 6.2 million people, more than 70% of New Jersey’s population.
Press Release • 6/21/2018
New Jersey LCV and several state conservation groups praised the State Senate for the passage of S1073, also known as the Flood Reduction Act.
Press Release • 6/21/2018
Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on Williams Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project permit withdrawal.
Press Release • 6/19/2018
TRENTON, NJ—Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement on the swearing in of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe:
Press Release • 6/7/2018
TRENTON, NJ—Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement on the Senate Judiciary’s bipartisan approval of Catherine McCabe for the position of Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, confirmed by full vote during today's Senate legislative session:
Press Release • 5/31/2018
TRENTON, NJ- New Jersey League of Conservation Voters would like to thank Governor Murphy for his conditional veto of A3116/S879, which would amend the definition of “existing major hazardous waste facility” in “Major Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Act.”
The legislation would create a loophole that allows the DuPont/Chambers Works plant to accept an expanded collection of hazardous wastes, which includes fracking waste from Pennsylvania. If the bill had been signed in the current form, the company would have been able to avert the important environmental regulatory reviews to protect clean drinking water. The and allow the plant to renew commercial operations, which is unprecedented considering its toxic past.
The Governor sent the bill back to the Senate, asking simply to apply current public health and environmental protection to the wastewater treatment facilities.