New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is making the environment a top priority in Trenton.


Editorial: N.J. re-entry into Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is smart move

Ed Potosnak needed fewer than 30 words to sum up everything that’s right and good about a new legislative push to usher New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – better known as RGGI.

“The people of New Jersey want cleaner air and good jobs,” Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement. “RGGI provides these benefits as well as many others, including desperately needed money into our treasury.”

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The biggest challenge to reducing the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change in the state is to do so without imposing an unfair cost burden on residents and businesses, according to a new report submitted to the Legislature.

The report is the work of a study group set up by lawmakers to identify ways to comply with an aggressive goal of cutting back pollution that leads to global warming, reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050. It recommends that the state focus on three key areas to achieve those targets: transportation; heating and building; and energy production.

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New Jersey LCV Applauds Legislative Effort to Block Christie’s Exit from RGGI

Trenton, NJ- Today Senate President Stephan Sweeney joined Senator Bob Smith and Peter Barnes in announcing a legislative effort to block the Governor’s latest attempt to ignore the Regional Green House Gas Initiative (RGGI) law.

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Lawmakers, environmentalists urge Assembly action on NJ open space funding

Armed with a poll that showed overwhelming public support for their plan to save New Jersey’s out-of-cash open space trust fund, environmentalists and lawmakers from both parties today called on state Assembly leaders to act on it.

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LCV Action Fund Endorses Aimee Belgard for Congress

WASHINGTON, DC—The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Aimee Belgard for Congress (NJ-3). Belgard has a strong environmental record standing up to corporate polluters and supporting commonsense policies that invest in a clean energy economy while protecting our planet for future generations.

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Plan for open-space funding advances in N.J.

TRENTON- A Senate panel on Monday advanced a proposal to restore funding to New Jersey's depleted open-space program by amending the state's constitution to dedicate a portion of revenue from the corporate business tax to preserving land.

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New Jersey LCV & National LCV Praise Rep. LoBiondo's Vote Against Whitfield Bill

The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and the national League of Conservation Voters today praised Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s vote against H.R. 3826, a bill that would allow power plants to continue spewing unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air.

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New Jersey LCV on Rep. Holt's Decision Not to Seek Reelection

New Jersey LCV's Executive Director Ed Potosnak released this statement following Congressman Rush Holt's announcement that he will not seek reelection.

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New Jersey LCV Announces Delegation Scores from LCV’s 2013 National Environmental Scorecard

New Jersey LCV today unveiled scores for the New Jersey delegation released this morning as part of the League of Conservation Voters 2013 National Environmental Scorecard.

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New Jersey LCV Impacts Legislative Election

Trenton, NJ- Yesterday voters across New Jersey entered their voting booths and overwhelmingly supported Green Candidates to ensure a healthier, brighter future for our state.  Election returns as of 8am today showed 19 out of 22 New Jersey LCV endorsed candidates were successfully elected on November 5th, 2013. With a success rate of 86%, this election marks the second cycle in which New Jersey LCV actively participated, providing a breath of fresh air for politics in New Jersey.

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