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The Problem with Stormwater Management in New Jersey

Our waterways face threats from industrial waste, polluted runoff, pesticides, and aging pipes. Also, last year over 40 lakes were devastated by toxic, hazardous algal blooms (HABs) caused by polluted stormwater runoff. 

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The Solution to Toxic Algae Ruining Summer Fun is Stormwater Utilities

A stormwater utility would raise the funds to pay for green infrastructure projects to manage stormwater by intercepting pollutants before they enter our lakes. These funds cannot be diverted to a municipality’s general fund and are legally dedicated.

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LEADING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION APPLAUDS THE MURPHY ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO REJECT PERMITS FOR NESE PIPELINE PROJECT

The New Jersey LCV believes the rejection of NESE Pipeline Project is a major victory for the environmental movement, and a win for the residents of Franklin Township, Central New Jersey, and all of the Raritan Bayshore.

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LEADING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION URGES MURPHY ADMINISTRATION TO REJECT NESE PIPELINE PROJECT

New Jersey LCV urges the Murphy Administration to join New York and say no to this unnecessary and dangerous pipeline and project.

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LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SUPPORTS NJDEP EXTENDING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR PERMITS

We support order to ensure the public and experts have their voices heard by extending the public comment period for permits during the pandemic.

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LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SUPPORTS GOVERNOR MURPHY’S DECISION TO EXTEND NJDEP PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

We support the Governor Murphy's executive order to ensure that the NJDEP has time to use the best available science and make decisions to ensure New Jersey's rigorous environmental standards.

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LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SUPPORTS GOVERNOR MURPHY’S DECISION TO REOPEN PARKS IN NEW JERSEY

“We encourage New Jerseyans to use parks responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic, following social distancing to protect themselves and others while enjoying the benefits of nature.”

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On this Earth Day, let’s work toward a 21st century clean energy future

The Energy Master Plan (EMP) unveiled on Jan. 27 of this year stands out as our leading environmental achievement. It outlines key strategies to reach the administration’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050, an objective 75 percent of New Jerseyans support. The EMP provides a blueprint for New Jersey’s clean energy future, incorporating Governor Murphy’s bold offshore wind, energy storage  and community solar goals.

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KEEP IT GREEN MEMBERS SUPPORT GOVERNOR MURPHY’S TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PARKS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, ENCOURAGES REOPENING AS SOON AS SAFELY POSSIBLE

The Keep It Green Coalition understands Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to close all state and county parks as a necessary act to limit surges of COVID-19 cases. By closing the parks, the Governor is limiting ways that the virus can be transferred. Once the conditions are deemed safe, the parks will open again for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

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LEADING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION LAUDS RGGI STRATEGIC FUNDING PLAN

RGGI is once again generating much needed revenue for New Jersey and we are pleased to see a plan to invest in projects that reduce pollution in environmental justice communities, and thus begin to mitigate the disproportionate negative impacts on communities of color from air pollution from burning fossil fuels.

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