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Congressman Pallone And Edison’s Great-grandson Denounce Roll Back of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

At a press conference held at the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Barry Edison Sloane, Thomas Edison’s great-grandson, condemned the Trump Administration’s rollback of lightbulb efficiency standards. They were joined by Ed Potosnak with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.

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NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR MURPHY’S AND DEP COMMISSIONER MCCABE’S DENIAL OF WILLIAMS TRANSCO’S NORTHEAST SUPPLY ENHANCEMENT (NESE) PROJECT PERMITS

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on Governor Murphy's and DEP Commissioner McCabe's denial of key permits for William Transco's Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project:

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New Jersey LCV Statement on Governor Murphy's Partnership to Plug-In and Recent DEP Announcement on the Volkswagen Settlement Monies

TRENTON, NJ – Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on the announcement of a State Interagency Electric Vehicle Partnership and Volkswagen Settlement Funding:

"In New Jersey, transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and a major contributor to asthma and cancer-causing local air pollution. Electric vehicles directly improve local air quality because EVs are upward of 79% cleaner fossil fuel vehicles."

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"Clean Energy" Jobs in NJ Nears 55,000, with Hopes for More

The number of "clean energy" jobs in New Jersey has been increasing steadily the last few years and advocates say could grow faster soon due to a law enacted a year ago Thursday.

To mark the anniversary of Gov. Phil Murphy signing a bill designed to promote the use of renewable energy sources and increase statewide energy efficiency, the nonpartisan business group E2 issued a report that finds there were 51,582 clean-energy jobs in New Jersey in 2017.

That was up from 49,936 in 2016, E2 said. A portion of the data for 2018 was released in March, indicating that the number of clean-energy jobs in New Jersey grew by around 2,800 last year, not including jobs related to clean vehicles and other small categories.

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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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