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U.S. Senator Cory Booker, right, with Rep. Andy Kim. (Photo: Andy Kim.)

Environment New Jersey backs Booker, four Democratic House members

Pallone called ‘the original green champion’

By David Wildstein, October 09 2020 9:34 am

Environment New Jersey, one of New Jersey’s top grassroots environmental advocacy organizations, has endorsed Cory Booker for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

The 20,000-member group is also supporting Reps. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown), Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch), Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) for re-election.

“When it comes to the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love, our elections matter. There is a clear choice for voters this fall on the environment, and these candidates stand head and shoulders above their opponents,” said Doug O’Malley, the organization’s director.  “Environment New Jersey is proud to give a green-seal of approval to each of these candidates.”

Environment New Jersey touted “rock-solid support from all of the candidates on key environmental issues, including global warming, open space, clean air, clean water and clean, renewable energy” by the incumbents they are backing.

They called Pallone, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the strongest environmental advocates in Congress.

“Pallone is the original green champion,” Environment New Jersey said.

Booker, the group said, was “at the forefront of opposing troglodyte Trump environmental appointees, especially the appointment and record of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.”

“Booker has been touting clean energy and climate action since his time as Mayor of Newark,” the organization said in their endorsement announcement. “He has been a fierce supporter of the Jersey Shore and opponent of off-shore drilling.”

The endorsements praised Kim’s commitment to the “ “safe decommissioning of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant,” Malinowski’s prioritization of clean water and opposition to the PennEast pipeline, and Sherill’s sponsorship of the Great American Outdoors Act.

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