Each legislative session, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters brings together a diverse cross-section of New Jersey conservation leaders and surveys its members to form a Common Agenda for the Environment, reflecting policy priorities shared across the New Jersey environmental community. For 2024-2025, these common priorities are:

  • Securing a 100% clean energy future. We will work with partners to finish the work begun last legislative session to codify Governor Murphy’s commitment to 100% clean energy by 2035 into law, putting our state at the forefront in the fight against climate change while creating union jobs. New Jersey LCV and its environmental partners also support investments to build a 21st century electricity grid and will also prioritize environmental justice concerns to ensure that any final legislation is truly green.
  • Preserving parks and open spaces. We will advocate to defend open space from sprawl, for all New Jerseyans, no matter their ZIP code, to have access to parks, and for commonsense measures to fight warehouse sprawl.
  • Reducing transportation pollution. The transportation sector is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and environmental advocates are calling for strong action to strengthen NJ Transit while also reducing the climate and air quality impact of cars and trucks.
  • Safeguarding clean drinking water. While New Jersey has been a national leader on addressing PFAS and microplastics in drinking water, we need continued study to ensure that proper protections are put in place to protect the health and safety of our state’s residents even as we push for additional investments to upgrade our aging water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure.
  • Enhancing voting rights. New Jersey currently lags in voter participation, which is why we must work to remove barriers to the ballot box and while expanding fundamental voting rights and access by addressing long lines at the polls on Election Day and struggles with accessibility at polling locations.

Read the Common Agenda for the Environment