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OP-ED: VOTE YES ON PUBLIC QUESTION 2 FOR CLEAN WATER, PRESERVING QUALITY OF LIFE

New Jersey voters have the opportunity this Election Day to make the profound choice to vote yes to protect clean drinking water and quality of life in the Garden State for generations to come.

Unfortunately, rather than spending their time protecting New Jersey’s environment, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and its surrogates are spreading misinformation about Public Question 2, the best and only opportunity to ensure stable funding for the now-depleted Green Acres, Blue Acres, farmland, and historic preservation programs.

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NJLCV Pushes Public Question 2 Over the Top

This Fall, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) and NJLCV Education Fund, the affiliated 501 c(3) organization, invested significant time, energy, and resources to reach out to voters about Public Question 2. 

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N.J. open space advocates: Vote 'yes' on constitutional amendment

New Jersey voters should support a constitutional amendment that would allocate millions of dollars in corporate taxes for preserving open space, a bipartisan coalition pushing the plan said today.

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Senate Environment and Energy Committee advances challenge to Christie’s withdrawal from cap and trade program

TRENTON  – The legislature’s challenge to a move by Gov. Chris Christie to pull New Jersey out of a “cap and trade” emissions program made further headway today when the Senate Environment and Energy Committee affirmed that the withdrawal of the state from the initiative stands as a violation of legislative intent.

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NEW PROGRAM COULD HELP KEEP SEWAGE FROM FLOODING STATE’S WATERWAYS

When it rains, it sometimes pours, which can be a problem for New Jersey’s waterways, because in many locations overwhelmed wastewater treatment plants can end up spewing raw sewage into the state’s rivers and bays.

It is a problem long neglected by the state’s urban areas and policymakers, who have largely failed to deal with the issue, in part perhaps it could impose huge costs, amounting to $14 billion, according to some projections.

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Environmental groups endorse Booker for U.S. Senate

Sen. Cory Booker with NJLCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak.

LONG BRANCH – Several environmental groups endorsed U.S. Sen. Cory Booker for re-election to the U.S. Senate on Sunday, calling him a champion for the environment.

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LCV Action Fund Endorses Senator Cory Booker for Re-Election

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Cory Booker for re-election to the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.

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Editorial: N.J. re-entry into Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is smart move

Ed Potosnak needed fewer than 30 words to sum up everything that’s right and good about a new legislative push to usher New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – better known as RGGI.

“The people of New Jersey want cleaner air and good jobs,” Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement. “RGGI provides these benefits as well as many others, including desperately needed money into our treasury.”

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NO CHEAP OR PAINLESS WAY TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING, WARNS NJ WORKING GROUP

The biggest challenge to reducing the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change in the state is to do so without imposing an unfair cost burden on residents and businesses, according to a new report submitted to the Legislature.

The report is the work of a study group set up by lawmakers to identify ways to comply with an aggressive goal of cutting back pollution that leads to global warming, reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050. It recommends that the state focus on three key areas to achieve those targets: transportation; heating and building; and energy production.

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New Jersey LCV Applauds Legislative Effort to Block Christie’s Exit from RGGI

Trenton, NJ- Today Senate President Stephan Sweeney joined Senator Bob Smith and Peter Barnes in announcing a legislative effort to block the Governor’s latest attempt to ignore the Regional Green House Gas Initiative (RGGI) law.

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