LET’S NOT CLING TO THE FAMILIAR. LET’S DO BETTER AND CREATE GREEN JOBS | OPINION
News Article • 6/15/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
New Jersey can create a prosperous future for all by focusing on energy efficiency and a green jobs recovery. These good, local jobs cannot be outsourced and will provide a fair wage that can sustain a middle-class lifestyle.
THE PROBLEM WITH STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN NEW JERSEY
News Article • 5/27/2020 • by ED POTOSNAK, ADRIENNE VICARI, JEFF COLELLA at NJ.com
Our waterways face threats from industrial waste, polluted runoff, pesticides, and aging pipes. Also, last year over 40 lakes were devastated by toxic, hazardous algal blooms (HABs) caused by polluted stormwater runoff.
THE SOLUTION TO TOXIC ALGAE RUINING SUMMER FUN IS STORMWATER UTILITIES
News Article • 5/21/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at Roxbury Register
A stormwater utility would raise the funds to pay for green infrastructure projects to manage stormwater by intercepting pollutants before they enter our lakes. These funds cannot be diverted to a municipality’s general fund and are legally dedicated.
ON THIS EARTH DAY, LET’S WORK TOWARD A 21ST CENTURY CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
News Article • 4/22/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at Asbury Park Press
The Energy Master Plan (EMP) unveiled on Jan. 27 of this year stands out as our leading environmental achievement. It outlines key strategies to reach the administration’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2050, an objective 75 percent of New Jerseyans support. The EMP provides a blueprint for New Jersey’s clean energy future, incorporating Governor Murphy’s bold offshore wind, energy storage and community solar goals.
OUR AIR IS MAKING US SICK. THE ANSWER IS TO MAKE POLLUTERS PAY
News Article • 4/9/2020 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
The group of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states plus the District of Columbia have come together to modernize transportation systems and make it easier for everyone to get around and at the same time, shrink pollution, and unhealthy carbon emissions.
KEY GROUPS URGE GOVERNOR TO EXPAND AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION TO MEDICAID
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.
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 the 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.
SHADOWY FOSSIL FUEL FRONT GROUP SHOULD COME CLEAN ABOUT WHO THEY REALLY REPRESENT
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.
NEW LEGISLATION WILL HELP N.J. MEET ITS AGGRESSIVE CLEAN ENERGY GOALS
News Article • 7/25/2019 • by Ed Potosnak at NJ.com
The Assembly passed – in strong bipartisan fashion – an update to the existing, economy-wide, Global Warming Response Act (GWRA) and sent it to the governor’s desk. This legislation proves timely as the federal government has ceded all leadership under the current administration, leaving it solely to states to demonstrate leadership – none more so than New Jersey.
LAKE HOPATCONG'S TOXIC ALGAE BLOOM RENEWS FIGHT OVER STORMWATER LAW DERIDED AS 'RAIN TAX'
News Article • 7/8/2019 • by Scott Fallon at North Jersey Record
The severity of toxic algae blooms like the one affecting popular Lake Hopatcong could be minimized if more New Jersey towns impose fees on property owners to pay for upgrades that reduce runoff into lakes and rivers, environmentalists say.
"We have a lake closure due directly to stormwater and the failures over the years to deal with it," said Ed Potosnak, director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, who grew up water-skiing and fishing on Lake Hopatcong. "We now have a tool to really deal with it. We just need the political will to use it."