New Jersey LCV Statement on Governor Murphy's Partnership to Plug-In and Recent DEP Announcement on the Volkswagen Settlement Monies
Press Release • 6/4/2019
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."
News Article • 5/28/2019 • by Michael Symons at New Jersey 101.5
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.
New Jersey LCV Statement on Bipartisan Passage of S3207/A4821, Update to the Global Warming Response Act
Press Release • 5/23/2019
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.
Press Release • 5/2/2019
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.
NEW JERSEY LCV STATEMENT ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S AND NEW JERSEY DEP’S MAJOR CIVIL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
Press Release • 3/27/2019
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:
News Article • 3/20/2019 • by Scott Fallon at North Jersey
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.
News Article • 3/20/2019 • by Tom Johnson at NJ Spotlight
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.
Press Release • 3/18/2019
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.
Press Release • 3/8/2019
NEWARK, 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 a new Natural Resource Damage lawsuit:
"We are thrilled Attorney General Grewel and Commissioner McCabe are continuing to build on Governor Murphy’s commitment to hold polluters accountable in New Jersey for the harm they’ve caused to our businesses, families, and environment. Holding ExxonMobil accountable for the extensive contamination at the 12-acre Lail property in Gloucester County will help restore the community damaged by pollution. This is a significant change in course from the Christie Administration which was more interested in settling for pennies on the dollar with Exxon than protecting our communities and following the strong laws we have in place to do so.
News Article • 3/6/2019 • by Tom Johnson and Colleen O'Dea at NJ Spotlight
Gov. Phil Murphy pledged to end the practice of diverting funds from state affordable-housing and clean-energy programs, a budget tactic embraced by previous governors that he had continued, albeit not as aggressively as his predecessors.