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Statement from NJ LCV on Bipartisan Passage of Natural Resource Damages Ballot Question (SCR39/ACR127)

​Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, issued the following statement on bipartisan passage of SCR39/ACR127, a resolution asking voters to require pollution restoration funds be spent as intended and not diverted for other, unrelated purposes.

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Lawmakers, Environmental Advocates, Residents Want NJ Voters to Direct Natural Resource Damage Monies

A common-sense ballot measure requiring pollution damage settlements to remain in the intended communities and not grabbed to plug holes in the state budget has been posted for floor votes in the Legislature on Monday, thanks to the leadership of legislative champions Sen. Bob Smith and Assemblymen John McKeon and Tim Eustace, the diligence of advocates from the NJ League of Conservation Voters, NY/NJ Baykeeper, American Littoral Society and NJ Audubon and the voices of more than 2,400 taxpayers and voters.

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Lawmakers, Environmental Advocates, Residents Want NJ Voters to Direct Natural Resource Damage Monies

TRENTON – A common-sense ballot measure requiring pollution damage settlements to remain in the intended communities and not grabbed to plug holes in the state budget has been posted for floor votes in the Legislature on Monday, thanks to the leadership of legislative champions Sen. Bob Smith and Assemblymen John McKeon and Tim Eustace, the diligence of advocates from the NJ League of Conservation Voters, NY/NJ Baykeeper, American Littoral Society and NJ Audubon and the voices of more than 2,400 taxpayers and voters.

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NJ League of Conservation Voters Statement on the Nomination of Environmental Foe to Lead the EPA

​The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters very strongly objects to the nomination Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a staunch fossil fuel ally, as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Statement on the Nomination of Environmental Foe to Lead the EPA

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters very strongly objects to the nomination Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a staunch fossil fuel ally, as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Endorsement: Diegnan, Karabinchak are Strong Environmental Stewards for NJ’s 18th District

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) is pleased to announce its endorsement of New Jersey Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak to represent the 18th legislative district.

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NJ League of Conservation Voters: Diegnan, Karabinchak are Strong Environmental Stewards for NJ’s 18th District

Patrick Diegnan Jr and Robert Karabinchak

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) is pleased to announce its endorsement of New Jersey Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak to represent the 18th legislative district.

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Essential Preservation Programs Remain Unfunded as Governor Denies Voters’ Will and Conditionally Vetoes Open Space Legislation

Governor Christie conditionally vetoed S969/A780, the Preserve New Jersey Act, which would have provided the authorization and guidance to begin funding state, county, local and non-profit open space, farmland, and historic preservation programs consistent with the constitutional amendment passed in 2014 with 65 percent of voters’ support. After the Governor pocket vetoed implementation language at the end of last session, both houses of the Legislature prioritized this bill, and passed it again this year with strong bipartisan support.

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ESSENTIAL PRESERVATION PROGRAMS REMAIN UNFUNDED AS GOVERNOR DENIES VOTERS’ WILL AND CONDITIONALLY VETOES OPEN SPACE LEGISLATION

TRENTON, NJ—Governor Christie conditionally vetoed S969/A780, the Preserve New Jersey Act, which would have provided the authorization and guidance to begin funding state, county, local and non-profit open space, farmland, and historic preservation programs consistent with the constitutional amendment passed in 2014 with 65 percent of voters’ support. After the Governor pocket vetoed implementation language at the end of last session, both houses of the Legislature prioritized this bill, and passed it again this year with strong bipartisan support.

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Gottheimer: Garrett’s Career Opposition To Clean Water Hangs Families Out To Dry

Josh Gottheimer, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, today called out Tea Party incumbent Scott Garrett for a career of fierce opposition to critical safeguards that have left New Jersey children and families vulnerable to dangerous and unhealthy chemicals in our drinking water.

"Scott Garrett has built a career out of dismantling common sense water protections for our children and families," said Gottheimer. "He has consistently fought against investments to fix and improve safe water infrastructure. Time and again, he has voted against the Clean Water Act. Clean water shouldn't be a partisan issue, but Garrett has routinely put his extreme Tea Party ideology ahead of the health and safety of our children and families."

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