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.
GOVERNOR MURPHY ADVANCES NEW JERSEY TOWARDS 100% CLEAN ENERGY BY 2050: New Jersey on track to be greenest state in America
Press Release • 5/23/2018
TRENTON—Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed a landmark clean energy bill, requiring New Jersey to achieve the highest standard for renewable energy in the country—over 50% of the state’s portfolio must come from clean, renewable energy such as solar and wind by 2030, a fourfold increase over the achievements made since 2001. Additionally, the Governor also signed an executive order directing the BPU to update the Energy Supply Master Plan to move New Jersey to 100% clean energy by 2050.
New Jersey LCV Statement on the Clean Renewable Energy bill A3723/S2314: New Jersey to be back on list of greenest states of America
Press Release • 4/12/2018
Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement on the passage of A3723/S2314 today:
“Last fall, voters overwhelmingly supported leaders who said they would stand up for New Jersey’s environment; today we saw real clean energy leadership. The Clean Renewable Energy Bill is a down payment on Governor Murphy’s commitment to 100% clean energy by 2050 and helps create thousands of good local jobs in the renewable economy....”
Press Release • 4/6/2018
Trenton, NJ (April 5, 2018) – Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJ Conservation), New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), and ReThink Energy NJ voiced overwhelming support for the clean energy legislation (A3723/S2314) that was passed today by committees in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly.
Press Release • 2/26/2018
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters would like to thank the state Senate for holding the bill S877 establishing a Nuclear Diversity Certificate program. This bill attempts to put forth a clean energy plan for the state, but would undermine its own goals by putting a cap on renewable energy investment. New Jersey LCV supports asking the BPU how to achieve clean energy goals at the lowest possible consumer cost, which has been their role historically, and creating an Energy Master Plan that takes common sense renewable energy goals into consideration.
Press Release • 2/1/2018
Following Governor Phil Murphy’s administrative action on fracking, New Jersey LCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak released the following statement:
“Governor Murphy doubled down on protecting drinking water with his administrative action to ban fracking in the Delaware River Watershed. This action shows his commitment to protecting the drinking water of all New Jerseyans, as well as the eco-economy that is so important to towns up and down the Delaware.”
Press Release • 1/31/2018
Following Governor Phil Murphy’s release of Executive Order 8, New Jersey LCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak released the following statement:
“Governor Murphy’s Executive Order promoting offshore wind sends a clear message that New Jersey is serious about being the greenest state in the country, while also creating good paying, clean energy jobs in our state.”
Press Release • 1/29/2018
Governor Murphy’s Climate Change Executive Order, which will reenter the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, sends a clear message that New Jersey is serious about being the greenest state in the country under his leadership. More than five years after the devastation from Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey finally has a governor with the vision to tackle this urgent threat and create the clean energy jobs New Jersey residents need.
Press Release • 1/9/2018
Trenton - Five bills that appropriate voter-approved funds for farmland and historic preservation in New Jersey passed with bipartisan, unanimous support in the state legislature last night.
The package includes five bills (S3568/A5320, S3570/A5318, S3573/A5317, S3575/A5321, S3595/A5319), four of which appropriate roughly $29 million for farmland preservation, and one appropriating about $5 million for historic preservation. Members of New Jersey Keep It Green (KIG), the state’s largest coalition of conservation groups fighting to preserve open space, farmland, and historic sites were in Trenton during the voting session.