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New Jersey LCV Statement on Gov Murphy’s State of the State

TRENTON, NJ- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today regarding Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address:

 

Our state has made huge strides to turn back the hands of time on the toxic legacy of the Christie Administration.  Governor Murphy has put New Jersey in the running to be the greenest state in America.  By advancing clean energy and environmental justice, as well as holding polluters accountable, Governor Murphy has made it clear that a stronger and fairer New Jersey cannot happen without prioritizing environmental health and safety.  The Governor is making good on his bold vision for New Jersey becoming fossil-fuel-free by 2050 with the largest commitment to offshore wind in America, creating tens of thousands of good local jobs in the clean energy economy.

 

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund released its score for Governor Murphy’s first year in office last week. Click here to check out the score and a live tracker of the Administration’s accomplishments.

 

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Green groups give Murphy mixed scores after his first year in office

Two influential environmental groups gave Gov. Phil Murphy mixed reviews for his first year in Trenton, but both agreed the progress he initially made on key environmental issues has declined since his first 100 days in office.

The New Jersey Sierra Club issued a scathing scorecard on Monday, giving the Democratic governor a “D” for what it said was a “a lack of leadership on many key issues.” Murphy fared better last week with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, which gave him a “B+” for enacting “a whirlwind of pro-environmental actions and commitments to conservation.”

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New Jersey LCV Ed Fund Grades Murphy on First Year Achievements

TRENTON, NJ- New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Fund), a statewide organization dedicated to preserving our environment, announced its scoring of the Murphy Administration on the Governor’s first year in office. The score reflects the environmental achievements of Governor Phil Murphy. 

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Coastal Congress members move to ban offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven members of the House of Representatives, including New Jersey’s Frank Pallone, D-6th, said Tuesday they will introduce legislation to block the Trump administration from expanding offshore drilling for gas and oil.

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GREEN GROUPS: PROPOSED OVERHAUL OF STORMWATER RULES DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH

The state is proposing to overhaul one of the most contentious rules adopted by the Christie administration, but critics say it falls short in dealing with the single biggest problem impairing New Jersey’s waters — stormwater runoff.

The proposal, the first major regulation offered by the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Phil Murphy, mostly amends rules involving stormwater management, an issue often blamed for increasing the risk of flooding and threatening water quality.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on Attorney General, DEP joining multistate lawsuit against seismic testing

Ed Potosnak, Attorney General Grewal, Deputy Commissioner Mans, and Henry Gajda

BELMAR, NJ- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the Attorney General & Department of Environmental Protection's announcement of New Jersey joining a multistate lawsuit to reverse federal approval of seismic testing along the eastern seaboard and demand evidence justifying Florida's exemption from offshore drilling:

We cannot allow President Trump’s anti-environmental and pro-polluter agenda to destroy our economy or our environment. The Jersey Shore tourism industry is a $44 billion economic engine and supports more than 838,000 jobs, including vibrant commercial and recreational fishing industries. We commend the Attorney General and DEP Commissioner for taking these important actions to protect our environment, critical coastal economy, and shore communities from dangerous offshore fossil fuel extraction.

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New Jersey LCV Statement on NJ Entering Transportation and Climate Initiative

Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on New Jersey joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative:

“Governor Murphy and his administration have once again demonstrated their commitment to protecting our environment by joining the Transportation and Climate Initiative. By joining this regional transportation initiative, not only does it seek to reduce carbon emissions, it also drives infrastructure investments that will improve commutes, create good local jobs, and grow reliable and affordable transportation options for all New Jerseyans.”

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

CAMDEN, NJEd 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 major civil enforcement actions, including Natural Resource Damage lawsuits:

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New Coalition Seeks to Protect Communities from Flooding and Pollution

Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-18), Chair of Assembly Environment Committee and prime sponsor of the Assembly Flood Defense Act (A2694/S1073), poses with districtmate Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-18), Ed Potosnak, and friends at Flood Defense NJ's League of Municipalities reception.

“Flood Defense New Jersey wants to empower our communities to help them address the growing threat of stormwater,” says Ed Potosnak, executive director of New Jersey LCV. “Local flooding is a huge problem and local leaders want the ability to protect their communities from it. The coalition is working to give them a tool to do just that.”

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Leading Political Environmental Group Endorsees WIN in New Jersey Special Elections

“The environment was on the ballot today in New Jersey – and around the country,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey LCV. “Voters made it clear up and down the ballot – and in extraordinary fashion – that we will not stand idly by as the Trump administration continues to wreak havoc on common-sense protections for our environment and public health. We are thrilled to see these environmental champions solidify their place in the General Assembly for another year, and we know they will work tirelessly to continue moving New Jersey toward our clean energy future.”

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