News Article • 4/2/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at NorthJersey.com
Most of the litter found on New Jersey beaches is plastic, and scientists are increasingly finding microplastics in waterways. These small pieces of plastic now permeate our lives: they are in the water we drink, the fish we eat, and the air we breathe, posing health concerns for New Jersey residents and other wildlife.
Press Release • 3/31/2020
There is no upside for going backwards on the fuel efficiency standards. The result will be a billion more tons of climate-inducing emissions over the lifetime of the cars and billions in increased costs to drivers due to lowered efficiency standards.
Press Release • 3/30/2020
New Jersey LCV applauds Supreme Court decision requiring Citgo to pay $133 million for a 2004 spill that fouled the Delaware River with 264,000 gallons of crude oil.
Press Release • 3/23/2020
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters encourages passage of a bill protecting environmental justice communities from the cumulative impacts of pollution after EPA report shows uptick in toxic pollution.
LEADING POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SUPPORTS PUSH FOR GREEN PROGRAMS IN CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE
Press Release • 3/23/2020
While we are reeling with the massive, worldwide impacts of COVID-19, we implore Congress to include environmental investments into the coronavirus economic stimulus package. Creating a 21st century clean energy economy means new good local jobs and cleaner air and water for families and businesses.
Press Release • 3/13/2020
New Jersey LCV looks forward to working CCEF to push back on the increasing pressures from fossil fuel companies like PennEast and WilliamsTransco, who continue to put their profits over people’s health by building unneeded and dangerous projects in our state.
New Jersey LCV Announces Congressional Delegation Scores from the 2019 National Environmental Scorecard
Press Release • 3/12/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at
New Jersey Congressional Delegation’s scores from the League of Conservation Voters’ 2019 National Environmental Scorecard showcasing the difference a diverse, pro-environment majority in the House of Representatives can make. The average House score for New Jersey was 94 percent and the average Senate score was 75 percent.
Press Release • 3/5/2020
New Jersey honeybees are a $7 million industry and they help pollinate nearly $200 million worth of fruits and vegetables annually – and neonicotinoid pesticides are a major threat to the species that fuel these industries.
News Article • 3/5/2020
New Jersey LCV urges Governor Murphy to expand automatic voter registration (AVR). Families in environmental justice communities must have a say in what happens in their neighborhoods, and one way to do this is at the ballot box. Let’s make it as easy as possible for these residents to register and vote.
Press Release • 2/25/2020
Fires aren’t only an issue in the Amazon, California or Australia. On a beautiful sunny day as hundreds of people from throughout the tri-state area were hiking, they witnessed the destruction of one of the state’s beloved recreational areas.