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New Jersey LCV Statement on Bipartisan Passage of S3207/A4821, Update to the Global Warming Response Act

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released a statement today on the Assembly’s passage of S3207/A4821, which updates Global Warming Response Act, the final step before Governor Phil Murphy can sign the legislation into law.

 

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Coalition Calls on Murphy to Stop Transco/Williams Pipeline

Central Jersey residents joined statewide environmental leaders and community groups in Trenton to deliver 10,000 petition signatures calling on Governor Phil Murphy to oppose the fracked gas pipeline proposed for Old Bridge and Raritan Bay, and an accompanying compressor station in Franklin Township.

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NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AND NEW JERSEY DEP’S MAJOR CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ACTION

TOTOWA, NJ—Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the Attorney General’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection’s announcement of new Civil Enforcement Actions:

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NJ bill derided as a 'rain tax' is law. Here's what it really is and who will pay.

Towns and counties will have the power to impose fees on property owners to pay for upgrades to antiquated stormwater systems based on how much they contribute to runoff, under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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COMMUNITIES GET THE OK TO ASSESS FEES TO FUND STORMWATER UTILITIES

A decade-long battle to give local governments a tool to deal with storm runoff — the state’s biggest source of pollution for streams, rivers, and bays — ended yesterday with Gov. Phil Murphy signing a bill without fanfare that will do just that.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on Flood Defense Act Becoming Law

Governor Murphy once again demonstrated his strong environmental leadership by signing the bipartisan Flood Defense Act into law today. The Flood Defense Act gives New Jersey communities the authority to better clean up polluted runoff and defend themselves against damaging flooding.

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NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON NEW EXXON NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ACTION

NEWARK, NJ — Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the Attorney General’s Office and Department of Environmental Protection’s announcement of a new Natural Resource Damage lawsuit:

"We are thrilled Attorney General Grewel and Commissioner McCabe are continuing to build on Governor Murphy’s commitment to hold polluters accountable in New Jersey for the harm they’ve caused to our businesses, families, and environment. Holding ExxonMobil accountable for the extensive contamination at the 12-acre Lail property in Gloucester County will help restore the community damaged by pollution. This is a significant change in course from the Christie Administration which was more interested in settling for pennies on the dollar with Exxon than protecting our communities and following the strong laws we have in place to do so.

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MURPHY HITS BRAKES ON DIVERSION OF FUNDS FROM HOUSING, ENERGY PROGRAMS

Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to end the practice of diverting funds from state affordable-housing and clean-energy programs, a budget tactic embraced by previous governors that he had continued, albeit not as aggressively as his predecessors.

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MURPHY REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL DIVERSIONS IN FY20

TRENTON, NJ- Today, Governor Murphy announced his proposed budget for FY20, which included several changes to environmental priorities.

 

“We are excited to see the restoration the of Clean Energy Fund program to its mission and the prioritization of climate change resiliency,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “In the past, this fund was used to pay for dirty fossil fuel energy or to plug budget holes, instead of investing in a clean energy future. Governor Murphy has made it clear that the environment continues to be a top priority even after an impressive first year of pro-conservation actions. We’ll be looking at funding for the DEP to ensure the state can hold polluters accountable and expand critical conservation programs.”

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Pinelands pipeline in doubt after B.L. England owner quits natural gas plan

"Governor Murphy and his administration have steadfastly stood by their commitment to 100 (percent) clean energy by 2050, and because of that, we are beginning to see the makings of a fossil-free New Jersey," said Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, in a statement this morning.

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