NEW JERSEY TO OFFER FIRST-EVER CREDITS FOR LOW-CARBON CONCRETE
News Article • 1/31/2023 • by Maxine Joselow at Washington Post
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Monday signed a bill that gives companies tax credits for making concrete with lower carbon emissions.
This bill would allow concrete makers in New Jersey to receive a credit of up to 5 percent of a project’s total concrete cost if they deliver low-carbon materials. The production of cement is responsible for around 7 percent of the world's carbon emissions, so this bill is beneficial both economically and environmentally.
NEW JERSEY LCV STRONGLY OPPOSES GIVEAWAY TO BIG FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES ON THE BACKS OF CONSUMERS
News Article • 12/5/2022
New Jersey LCV opposes Assembly bill that would saddle working families with the cost of building expensive fossil fuel infrastructure, like new pipelines and compressor stations.
Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement that the bill would not help in creating clean energy.
COMMENTARY: IN 10 YEAR WAKE OF SUPERSTORM SANDY, LET’S COMMIT TO A MORE RESILIENT NEW JERSEY
News Article • 11/8/2022 • by Ed Potosnak at The Bernardsville News
New Jersey must continue to take a leadership role in the nation and across the world in transitioning to a green economy powered by clean energy.
Climate change is leaving us at risk of more severe storms like Hurricane Sandy and Ida. We must invest in a solution to prevent more devastation on our shores.
DON’T LET THEM SCARE YOU. THE FUTURE OF N.J’S ENERGY IS ELECTRIC. | OPINION
News Article • 7/12/2022 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
Clean energy sources are growing in popularity, and the FMA wants to sell as much of their dirty, fossil fuel products as possible, before they become obsolete.
The truth is, combining electric appliances with home weatherization measures could even cut costs in half. No wonder the Fuel Merchants are trying so hard to delay this transition — it will cut in on their profits.
GOODBYE PLASTIC BAGS! I OPINION
News Article • 5/4/2022 • by ED POTOSNAK AND JENNIFER COFFEY at NJ.com
New Jersey leads the way by enacting the most consequential plastics and paper bags reduction law in the nation.
The ban on plastic bags will help reduce litter across our state, especially in areas disproportionately affected by pollution, like communities where residents are predominantly of color, low-income, and speak English as a second language.
THIS EARTH DAY, COMMIT TO A MORE EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE | OPINION
News Article • 4/20/2022 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
New Jersey has a lot to brag about this Earth Day, including the creation of the NJDEP 52 years ago, same day that Earth Day was founded.
REJECT FEAR-MONGERING OVER N.J. CLEAN ENERGY PLAN
News Article • 2/10/2022 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
Fossil fuel industry’s interests lie in trying to slow down the transition to healthier clean energy, which enables big polluters to continue to profit from selling dirty fossil fuels.
GOV. MURPHY MUST NOW DREAM BIG ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT | OPINION
News Article • 1/5/2022 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
Re-election of Gov. Murphy supports swift passage of President Biden’s landmark Build Back Better Act, jumpstarting a 21st-century clean energy economy that creates millions of jobs.
BARRIERS KEEP HISPANICS FROM BECOMING INVOLVED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES | OPINION
News Article • 10/7/2021 • by MARIA SANTIAGO-VALENTIN AND PATTY CRONHEIM at NJ.com
Factors that stem primarily from language and economic barriers often keep Hispanics from becoming involved with environmental causes that impact their daily lives.
As we work to address some of the significant environmental issues of our time such as climate change, safe drinking water, and land conservation, we can’t ignore nearly 20% of the New Jersey population.
THE DEFEAT OF THE PENNEAST PROJECT IS A LONG-AWAITED VICTORY | OPINION
News Article • 10/2/2021 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
PennEast hit a brick wall of resistance from homeowners, local elected leaders, environmentalists, the New Jersey Attorney General, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and Gov. Phil Murphy.