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Testimony on SCR121, Condemning EPA decision to withdraw from once-in-always-in policy

TYPE: Legislation

NUMBER: SCR121

DESCRIPTION: Condemns EPA decision to withdraw from "once-in-always-in" policy under Clean Air Act.

POSITION: Support

TO: Senate Energy & Environment Committee

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Testimony on S2476, Limiting DEP's oversight

TYPE: Legislation

NUMBER: S2476

DESCRIPTION: Amends law to limit DEP's direct oversight of remediation of portion of contaminated site under certain circumstances.

POSITION: Opposed

TO: Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee

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Testimony on S2255, Tax Credits for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

TYPE: Legislation

NUMBER: S2255

DESCRIPTION: Provides corporation business tax credit and gross income tax credits for purchase and installation of certain electric vehicle charging stations.

POSITION: In favor

TO: Senate Energy & Environment Committee

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters supports S2255 that establishes a corporate Business Tax Credit and Gross Income Tax Credits for purchase and installation of certain electronic vehicle charging stations.
Currently 45% of New Jersey’s carbon emissions come from transportation -- the most of any sector in our state. To address this issue, New Jersey joined with eight states to implement the California Zero-Emission Vehicle Program, requiring clean-running cars to be bought and sold in participating states and will need 330,000 EV’s on the road by 2025 to comply.
However, a major barrier to market growth is the lack of available infrastructure to adequately support it. Range anxiety is a major inhibitor to growth, as 63% of car shoppers detail that not enough range and charging locations is a primary detractor, although EV’s can manage 90% of all trips on a single overnight charge. 
These tax credits will help the state leverage private funding to expand EV infrastructure, catalyze market and economic growth, and serve foundational to facilitating climate mitigation and action, and improve the public health impacts associated from air pollution and exhaust. This is a wise investment.
 

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Testimony on S1333, Updating Shore Protection Master Plan

TYPE: Legislation

NUMBER: S1333

DESCRIPTION: Requires DEP to update Shore Protection Master Plan

POSITION: Support with amendments

TO: Senate Energy & Environment Committee

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Testimony on S1073, authorizing establishment of a Local Flood Reduction Fee

TYPE: Legislation

NUMBER: S1073

DESCRIPTION: Authorizes municipalities, counties, and certain authorities to establish stormwater utilities.

POSITION: Support with amendments

TO: Senate Energy & Environment Committee

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