Press Release • 10/1/2019
The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee (New Jersey LCV PAC) is proud to announce that it is offering dedicated on-the-ground organizing support from its staff to assist our environmentally endorsed candidates in battle-ground districts throughout New Jersey.
Press Release • 9/30/2019
The board of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV) has extended a public invitation to Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) to attend an endorsement meeting.
News Article • 9/27/2019 • by Ed Potosnak at The Star-Ledger/NJ.com
...Over the past two years, the environmental movement’s strong advocacy in Trenton has led to important victories that will expand clean energy and wean our state off fossil fuels. Yet our future advocacy work is now threatened by a recently passed measure that gives cover to the shadowy corporate interests at the root of our climate crisis.
The law, passed by the legislature in June, was pitched as a way to address the problem of money in politics.
Press Release • 9/10/2019
"We are dismayed with Assemblyman Freiman’s recent decision to decline the endorsement of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters without even a conversation after he applied and was interviewed, but accept his decision,” explained Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (New Jersey LCV)."
Press Release • 9/9/2019
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), the leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, announced its second round of endorsements for the 2019 New Jersey General Assembly Elections today.
“We are eager to announce the second round of our 2019 endorsements for Assembly,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “These endorsees are environmentally responsible candidates who not only can be trusted to advocate for strong environmental policies but can also be held accountable for safeguarding the health of our communities, the beauty of our states, and the strength of our economy.”
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Applauds Governor Murphy’s Appointments to Highlands Council
Press Release • 8/28/2019
Today Governor Murphy announced several appointments to the Highlands council, an independent state agency that presides over the NJ Highlands Region.
“The importance of the Highlands to New Jersey cannot be overstated,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “The New Jersey Highlands provide nearly 6.2 million residents with clean drinking water. With his appointments, Governor Murphy is strengthening this important regional planning body to meet the objectives of the Highlands Regional Master Plan and ensure our families and businesses have clean drinking water for generations to come.”
Press Release • 8/27/2019
Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released a statement on the joint announcement by Governor Murphy, Mayor Baraka, and Essex County Leadership to address lead contaminated-drinking water in Newark:
"Clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. New Jersey LCV is happy to learn that Governor Murphy, Mayor Baraka, and Essex County leadership came together to find a solution to the water quality issues plaguing Newark and surrounding communities..."
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in New Jersey’s Lake Communities: What can be done? Expert panel assembled for public forum
Press Release • 8/7/2019
A panel of New Jersey’s leading experts on aquatic ecology, lake management and stormwater will make presentations and take questions from the audience on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:30PM at Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta. The forum is open to the public and free, but pre-registration is required. The forum will also be streamed live on Facebook and viewers may pose questions using the Facebook comments feature.
Press Release • 7/25/2019
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV), the leading political voice for the environment in New Jersey, announced its first round of endorsements for the 2019 New Jersey General Assembly Elections today.
“We are very excited to announce the first round of our 2019 endorsements for Assembly,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “These candidates are all committed to fighting for healthy communities, creating good local jobs in the clean energy economy, and preserving New Jersey’s natural resources. I am confident that electing environmental champions like these to the Assembly will ensure New Jersey is protected for future generations.”
News Article • 7/25/2019 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
...on May 23rd, 2019, something dramatic happened. The legislature doubled down on its commitment to a clean energy future, to healthy communities, to a decarbonized world. The Assembly passed – in strong bipartisan fashion – an update to the existing, economy-wide, Global Warming Response Act (GWRA) and sent it to the governor’s desk. This legislation proves timely as the federal government has ceded all leadership under the current administration, leaving it solely to states to demonstrate leadership – none more so than New Jersey.