The state League of Conservation Voters gave Gov. Phil Murphy high marks for 2019.
“With a dangerous and irresponsible deregulatory agenda underway in Washington,” NJ LCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak said. “Governor Murphy quickly demonstrated and earned the title of the ‘Greenest Governor in America’ through his staunch advocacy for protecting New Jersey’s natural resources, catalyzing good local jobs in the clean energy economy and prioritizing and improve the wellbeing of all New Jerseyans.”
During his tenure, Murphy has established policies that would require the state to get half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030 and transition to such sources completely by 2050.
His administration has also filed suits against companies with a history of pollution and blocked the creation of a controversial pipeline in the Raritan Bay, among other things.
The group still has more requests for Murphy, including moving NJ Transit’s operations to renewable sources of energy and boosting funding to the Department of Environmental Protection, among other things.
“Looking ahead to the next two years of Governor Murphy’s first term, we are eager to see him continue his leadership in making New Jersey the greenest state in America,” NJ LCV board chair Julia Somers said.