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



Hoping to free up funds sooner rather than later, a legislative committee yesterday quickly revived a bill to provide money to preserve open space, farmland, and historic structures.

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Greens claim victory in Assembly elections

Environmentalists ran a victory lap Wednesday as green candidates scored decisive victories in some Assembly districts and others staged upsets.

The environment and energy are usually considered less-burning topics in public opinion polls, though that dynamic has changed slowly in New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy. Green groups and pro-environment legislators say the election Tuesday is providing evidence that issues relating to climate change are becoming more important in the minds of voters.

"What we saw was a record number seeking our endorsement, a record number getting our endorsement and a record number winning," Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in an interview on Wednesday. "We had a record night last night."

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The link between childhood health and available parkland

Childhood health and obesity has increasingly become a problem. More than one-third of American children and adolescents are now either obese or overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Rather than playing outside and being active, kids now spend five to seven hours a day watching TV, on the computer or playing video games. In many areas of New Jersey there simply are not enough open spaces for kids to get outside for healthy recreation.

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Conservation group grateful to LoBiondo

At a time when too many representatives in Congress are sticking their heads in the sand about our environmental challenges, Rep. Frank LoBiondo is calling for action to protect South Jersey's environment and backing up his words with his votes.

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Jersey City aims to reduce carbon footprint with energy-analysis plan

Jersey City officials are aiming to make city buildings more energy-efficient by implementing energy audits every three years, the city announced yesterday.

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Mayor Fulop, Councilman Rivera, and the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Announce Long-term Plan to Reduce Jersey City's Carbon Footprint and Put Jersey City on the Path to Become America's Greenest City

JERSEY CITY - Underscoring their commitment to sustainability, Mayor Steven M. Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera, along with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, announced today a long-term plan to reduce Jersey City's carbon footprint that paves a path for Jersey City to become America's greenest city. The new legislation, which calls for energy audits on a three-year basis, will create accountability and set aggressive goals to reduce energy consumption, serving as a model for municipalities across New Jersey

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Exxon Mobil agreement ‘horrific’

City, county, and environmental officials have greeted the state’s posting of the proposed $225 million cleanup settlement with the Exxon Mobil Corporation the same way they dealt with it six weeks ago: with disillusionment, concern, and even “horror.”

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Letter: In Congress, Watson Coleman will lead on climate change

Congratulations to Congresswoman-elect Bonnie Watson Coleman on her election (“Watson Coleman earns historic win,” Nov. 5).

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NJLCV PAC Stands Up for the Environment in Englewood Cliffs

Englewood Cliffs, NJ- This year, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) Political Action Committee (PAC) made it clear that it is willing to make the tough choices and challenge incumbent elected officials who turn their backs on the environment.  

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NJLCV Nearly Triples Election Spending in 2014 on Public Question 2

This year, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) and NJLCV Education Fund, the affiliated 501 c(3) organization, invested significant time, energy, and resources in outreach to the public about Public Question 2.  

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