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LCV Action Fund Endorses Cory Booker for U.S. Senate from New Jersey

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 Newark Mayor Cory Booker for U.S. Senate from New Jersey.

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Green PAC backs pro-environment legislators in NJ

A nonpartisan group is making its presence felt in New Jersey's legislative elections by supporting four candidates who rank among the most reliable pro-environment votes.

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NJLCV PAC comes out swinging for a Republican

Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Political Action Committee (NJLCV PAC) released its first campaign mailers of the 2013 election supporting Republican State Senator Kip Bateman.

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Verona, Cedar Grove legislators grade poorly in environmental issues, study says

Verona and Cedar Grove may be nestled in the trees, but an environmental advocacy group says those they send to Trenton could be much greener.

According to a scorecard released Sept. 9 by the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, the assembly members and state senators whose districts contain Verona and Cedar Grove are mostly below average when it comes to environmental issues.

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New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Releases Initial Slate of Endorsements

Trenton, NJ--Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) released its first round of 2013 endorsements for the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly.  The endorsed slate includes candidates highly committed to conserving the environment and a demonstrated ability to deliver on that commitment in office.

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Open space vote helps Allen land support of NJ conservationists

A last-ditch effort to place an open-space referendum on the November ballot may have come up a few votes short this summer, but Sen. Diane Allen’s support for the measure wasn’t forgotten by conservationists, who endorsed her re-election this week.

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"Green" group gives legislators low scores on environmental issues

Apparently, it still isn’t easy being green -- particularly in the New Jersey Legislature.

At least that's the conclusion of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, which issued a scorecard yesterday that indicated lawmakers are sliding in their ratings for voting on environmental bills. It is a trend previously cited by more prominent and politically active groups, such as the New Jersey Environmental Federation and the New Jersey Sierra Club.

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NJ Legislature’s Environmental Record Slipping According to NJLCV’s 2013 Scorecard

Trenton, NJ— Today the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) released its 2013 Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard rates each member of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on their conservation record and actions taken to protect the environment in the Garden State.

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Groups Gift Garrett With 'Climate Change Denier' Award

Ed Potosnak hands Climate Denier Award to Garrett Staffer Rob Pettet. Photo Credit Liat Kastner.

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th) received quite a gift on Tuesday – a group of New Jersey environmentalists presented the conservative congressman’s staff with an award for his “extreme, anti-science views.”

Chanting “It’s hot, Scott” and flashing homemade signs outside Garrett’s Glen Rock district office, The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) and Organization for Action (OFA) railed against the Sussex congressman’s views on climate change.

“Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges,” NJLCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak said, remarking that the Jersey Shore “will be no more” if “aggressive action” isn’t taken. “As humans, we have created this problem and we have to stand up against it... Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree, yet many in Congress either refuse to act or, worse, join Rep. Garrett – with only a 11% lifetime LCV score – in denying that the problem even exists.”

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Conservationists slam Senators Thompson and Beck for Voting Against Open Space

TRENTON, NJ—    As the most densely populated state, New Jersey has been a leader among the states taking aggressive action to protect remaining lands like farms, forests, parks, and historic sites.

The Garden State dedicated an average of $200 million a year for open space funding since the creation of the Garden State Preservation Trust in 1998.  Voters have consistently supported measures to set aside funds for this important preservation work.  Recently, voters approved the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009, authorizing $400 million for open space, farmland, and historic preservation.  

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