Nice job Trenton! Now, we need actual laws to protect our climate, ourselves, environmental group says
News Article • 1/30/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
New Jersey completed most environmentally productive session in the state's history, but with the threat of climate change there is still more that has to be done.
Press Release • 1/29/2020
A diverse group of 14 public interest and business groups jointly expressed their support for the final New Jersey Energy Master Plan released today by the state Board of Public Utilities.
Press Release • 1/27/2020
“Governor Phil Murphy, the greenest governor in the country, is putting New Jersey at the forefront of climate action by requiring developers to consider their environmental impact before they build,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “This unprecedented, first of its kind action is sending a clear and hopeful message to the people of New Jersey that despite the lack of leadership in Washington, our state is committed to protecting our families, public health, and economy from the impacts of climate change.”
Press Release • 1/14/2020
“It is clear from today’s speech, Governor Phil Murphy, the ‘Greenest Governor in America,’ is continuing to make the environment a top priority in his administration. With an irresponsible deregulatory agenda underway in Washington, the accomplishments of the past year led by Governor Murphy have been key in keeping New Jersey’s environment, economy and communities healthy and thriving. His actions on holding polluters accountable and igniting thousands of good local jobs in the offshore wind industry have earned him an ‘A’ on his midterm assessment. We look forward to continuing to working with Governor Murphy and his administration on issues like protecting clean drinking water and ending diversions to the Clean Energy Fund.”
Press Release • 1/14/2020
A variety of environmental and community-based organizations celebrated the strongly bipartisan passage of S2252/A4819 out of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly and sent to Governor Murphy’s Desk.
“On behalf of the 167,000 children in New Jersey living with asthma, the New Jersey Legislature took the boldest action in America to accelerate our transition to zero-emission transportation with the bipartisan passage of electric vehicle legislation,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “We urge Governor Murphy to sign this critical bill to improve public health and address climate change without delay.”
Press Release • 1/7/2020
Governor Phil Murphy earned positive ratings from the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters for the second year running in 2019, owing to a strong series of pro-environment policies that strengthened renewables and the offshore wind industry, protected sensitive environmental areas by curbing dangerous fossil fuel pipelines, preserved precious open spaces, and held polluters accountable.
Press Release • 12/20/2019
Ed Potosnak released a statement on the announcement that the Office of the Attorney General has filed two Natural Resource Damage lawsuits on the Sherwin-Williams Superfund Site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees and the Handy & Harman site in Montvale.
Press Release • 12/16/2019
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters released its Common Agenda for the Environment for the 2020-2021 Legislative Session to make clear the group’s top environmental priorities in the state of New Jersey.
News Article • 12/3/2019 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
With the Energy Master Plan, New Jersey will create thousands of high-quality jobs that can’t be outsourced, air quality and public health will improve, and we’ll be more resilient in the face of disasters fueled by climate change.
Press Release • 11/20/2019
On November 20, Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, Musconetcong Watershed Association, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, and Mayor Matthew Murello of Washington Township (Morris County) gathered along the banks of the Musconetcong River to celebrate a new grant from theDelaware Watershed Conservation Fund. A total of $96,400 was received by Musconetcong Watershed Association and with their matching funds, $192,800 will be leveraged for floodplain and stream restoration that will reduce flooding and improve water quality on the Musconetcong River, the longest tributary of the Delaware River in New Jersey.