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Proponent of 100% Clean Energy Chooses Environmental Steward as Running Mate

Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver chosen as Phil Murphy's running mate

Kelly Mooij, political chair of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Board, issued the following statement on the selection of Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver as the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor:

“Phil Murphy chose an environmental steward in Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, who joins the Democratic gubernatorial ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor. Like Murphy, the former Assembly speaker from Essex County is a strong supporter of environmental protections and is prepared to lead New Jersey on key environmental issues like clean energy, climate change, and removing lead in drinking water. Oliver and Murphy both support the carbon reduction goals outlined in the Paris agreement and both have condemned President Trump’s withdrawal from the pact. Further, the ticket supports New Jersey joining the Climate Alliance, which will strive to meet the Paris goals, and both support rejoining New Jersey into the regional greenhouse gas reduction pact known as RGGI.”

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Environmental Policy Expert Joins New Jersey LCV for Governor’s Race

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Welcomes Lisa Plevin

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund is pleased to announce the addition of a former federal environmental protection official to its Green in ’17 team.
 
Lisa J. Plevin, former chief of staff for Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency, will lead the environmental group’s transition planning initiative to help New Jersey’s next gubernatorial administration identify short- and long-term environmental priorities to re-establish New Jersey as an environmental leader.

Green in ’17 is an education campaign whose goal is to elevate discussion of key environmental issues in the gubernatorial election. One measure of the program’s success came on May 9, when 40% of the questions asked of Democratic candidates participating in the first gubernatorial debate were about environmental issues such as climate change and off-shore drilling, as were 20% of the questions asked of the Republican candidates.
 

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Another Victim of Christie’s Final Budget: Communities Recovering from Pollution

TRENTON - Statement from New Jersey League of Conservation Voters on the governor’s line-item veto of Natural Resource Damages monies in the FY18 budget announced Wednesday:

“For the third straight year, Gov. Christie is attempting to rob communities sullied by industrial pollution of hundreds of millions of dollars meant to facilitate their recovery from toxins contaminating their groundwater and streams,” said New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak.

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NJLCV Joins LoBiondo to Oppose Offshore Blasting, Drilling

Ed Potosnak at Avalon

AVALON – New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Ed Potosnak joined Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2) and other advocates on Monday to voice opposition to renewed federal efforts to open up the waters off the New Jersey coast to oil and gas exploration.

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Green Group Helps Clean Energy Champion to Victory in NJ Democratic Primary

TRENTON – The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), the leading political voice for the environment in the state, celebrated Tuesday’s nomination of Phil Murphy, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate endorsed by the green group.
 
NJLCV was the first statewide environmental organization to endorse Murphy, in February, citing his ambitious vision for a clean energy future and his ability to make New Jersey a national leader on environmental issues once again. The league’s Super PAC, the NJLCV Victory Fund, drew attention for spending $130,000 on a digital and mail campaign highlighting Murphy’s environmental credentials in the two weeks leading up to June 6, among the few Super PACs to spend significantly before the primary.

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Statement from NJLCV on Decision to Pull U.S. from Paris Agreement

“By withdrawing from the agreement to reduce the toxic emissions that are causing the Earth to warm, President Trump has made the U.S. an outlier like Syria, the other nation opposed to the Paris accord,” said Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, a group dedicated to natural resources protection. “The President’s colossal mistake makes it more important than ever to ensure that New Jersey has a governor and a Legislature committed to establishing a clean energy future by creating green jobs and transitioning to a clean energy economy.”

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NJLCV Victory Fund Launches $130K Campaign to Support Phil Murphy in Primary

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund today announced plans to spend $130,000 between now and June 6 to help candidate Phil Murphy win the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.

The money will be spent on digital ads and a targeted mail campaign highlighting Phil Murphy’s bold plans to: make sure our drinking water is clean and safe for New Jersey families; strengthen the economy by creating green jobs in New Jersey’s expanding solar, wind and clean energy industries; and hold corporate polluters accountable, and make them clean up the messes they have made.

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NJLCV Victory Fund Launches $130K Campaign to Support Phil Murphy in Primary

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund today announced plans to spend $130,000 between now and June 6 to help candidate Phil Murphy win the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.

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New Polling On The NJ Democratic Primary For Governor

Our recently completed survey shows Phil Murphy in a strong position five weeks from Election Day. Murphy has a 30 point lead over John Wisniewski, his closest opponent, who is only getting 7% of the vote. The poll also shows overwhelming support for Murphy’s 100% clean energy proposal – to have the state relying exclusively on clean energy sources by the year 2050.

Murphy’s double-digit lead extends across all major demographics including race, gender, age and geography. He is particularly strong among the most regular primary voters voting in two or more of the last three offyear primaries (44%), liberal Democrats (45%), and white college-educated voters (41%).

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New Polling On The NJ Democratic Primary For Governor

Our recently completed survey shows Phil Murphy in a strong position five weeks from Election Day. Murphy has a 30 point lead over John Wisniewski, his closest opponent, who is only getting 7% of the vote. The poll also shows overwhelming support for Murphy’s 100% clean energy proposal – to have the state relying exclusively on clean energy sources by the year 2050.

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