State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Environment


Jack Ciattarelli: Will be a green governor; safe, clean water imperative

SAFEGUARD OUR ENVIRONMENT: Safe drinking water, clean oceans and waterways, and open space preservation are imperative. Jack Ciattarelli will be a green Governor.
Source: 2020-21 New Jersey governor campaign website Jack4NJ.com Apr 2, 2020

Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses

Q: Support cutbacks in Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)?

Robert Hugin (R): Unclear. "Will encourage the President to enter into agreements that protect our environment" but are fair for American taxpayers & businesses.

Robert Menendez (D): No. "Will not sit idly by while this President & his administration undermine the integrity of our agencies."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Jersey Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined

Q: Support cutbacks in Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)?

Robert Hugin (R): Unclear. "Will encourage the President to enter into agreements that protect our environment" but are fair for American taxpayers & businesses.

Robert Menendez (D): No. "Will not sit idly by while this President & his administration undermine the integrity of our agencies."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on New Jersey Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Bob Hugin: More work is needed for safe, clean environment

[Twitter posting by Bob Hugin]: New Jersey has the most Superfund sites in the country. In 1980, Congress established Superfunds to fund the cleanup of toxic waste. Clearly, there is more work to be done to ensure our environment is clean and safe. #50outof50 #NJSen
Source: Twitter posting for 2018 New Jersey Senate race May 8, 2018

Seth Kaper-Dale: Energy construction should look to future, not past

The matrix of pipelines that crisscrosses our state, and increases in size at an alarming rate, suggests that we are building a dirty-infrastructure ready for an energy economy of the past, rather than a renewable system for the future. My administration would put a moratorium on state pipeline projects and create and enhance every possible measure that would keep the federal government passing through New Jersey lands with pipelines.
Source: 2018 New Jersey Governor website KaperDaleForGovernor.com Aug 8, 2017

Phil Murphy: Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan

Model environmental policy after Europe:

Murphy is no stranger to Europe, working there both as an ambassador and during his career at Goldman Sachs. When asked what he would do to "protect" the coasts, he suggested "dreaming and taking risks." He specifically lauded the Netherlands for their commitment to protecting their shores. "They don't have the pipeline discussion we have. They didn't have a discussion about the governor pulling us out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative," Murphy said. "They walk the talk and are prepared."

He said the next governor should "put the brakes" on Christie's policies, but needs to be comfortable with long-term environmental policy planning: "They should be comfortable with the fact that many of these effects won't happen for years," he said.

Source: Asbury Park Press on 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial race Aug 31, 2016

Phil Murphy: Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Model environmental policy after Europe: Murphy is no stranger to Europe, working there both as an ambassador and during his career at Goldman Sachs. When asked what he would do to "protect" the coasts, he suggested "dreaming and taking risks." He specifically lauded the Netherlands for their commitment to protecting their shores. "They don't have the pipeline discussion we have. They didn't have a discussion about the governor pulling us out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative," Murphy said. "They walk the talk and are prepared."

He said the next governor should "put the brakes" on Christie's policies, but needs to be comfortable with long-term environmental policy planning: "They should be comfortable with the fact that many of these effects won't happen for years," he said.

Source: Asbury Park Press on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race Aug 31, 2016

Chris Christie: Develop Liberty State Park to generate more revenue

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Christie's plans to generate more revenue from NJ's most visited park. The two Democrats said they would try to stall any development plan through legislation or litigation until Christie's term expires in Jan. 2018.

Opposition to the plans has grown since a state Department of Environmental Protection report detailed development possibilities at the park, including a low-rise hotel at the dilapidated train sheds. It also called for developing the park's southern end, possibly an amusement park, field house for indoor sports, outdoor amphitheater and another marina.

Liberty State has long been a developer's dream. It has also been viewed as an untapped revenue source by Christie, who is pushing for state parks to generate more revenue and use less taxpayer money. Liberty State brings in about $1.5 million in leases and concessions and requires about $2 million annually in taxpayer dollars to balance its operating budget

Source: Bergen Record on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race Jan 21, 2016

Stephen Sweeney: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Christie's plans to generate more revenue from NJ's most visited park. The two Democrats said they would try to stall any development plan through legislation or litigation until Christie's term expires in Jan. 2018.

Opposition to the plans has grown since a state Department of Environmental Protection report detailed development possibilities at the park, including a low-rise hotel at the dilapidated train sheds. It also called for developing the park's southern end, possibly an amusement park, field house for indoor sports, outdoor amphitheater and another marina.

Liberty State has long been a developer's dream. It has also been viewed as an untapped revenue source by Christie, who is pushing for state parks to generate more revenue and use less taxpayer money. Liberty State brings in about $1.5 million in leases and concessions and requires about $2 million annually in taxpayer dollars to balance its operating budget

Source: Bergen Record on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race Jan 21, 2016

Steve Fulop: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Christie's plans to generate more revenue from NJ's most visited park. The two Democrats said they would try to stall any development plan through legislation or litigation until Christie's term expires in Jan. 2018.

Opposition to the plans has grown since a state Department of Environmental Protection report detailed development possibilities at the park, including a low-rise hotel at the dilapidated train sheds. It also called for developing the park's southern end, possibly an amusement park, field house for indoor sports, outdoor amphitheater and another marina.

Liberty State has long been a developer's dream. It has also been viewed as an untapped revenue source by Christie, who is pushing for state parks to generate more revenue and use less taxpayer money. Liberty State brings in about $1.5 million in leases and concessions and requires about $2 million annually in taxpayer dollars to balance its operating budget

Source: Bergen Record on 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race Jan 21, 2016

Ray Lesniak: Ban baiting of deer and bear during hunting

With 472 black bears already killed during New Jersey's six-day black bear season, the state has decided that's not enough--so the hunt will be on again, for an additional four days, the Division of Fish and Wildlife announced.

The extended hunt is scheduled to start a half-hour before sunrise on Wednesday and run through a half-hour after sunset on Saturday, the division said. Hunters who have already killed their one permitted bear this season are not eligible to continue hunting during the four-day extension.

Opponents of the hunt are also pushing for adoption of a bill, S-687, sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, that would ban baiting of deer and bear and require people who live in bear areas to store their trash in animal-proof containers.

Source: Bergen Record on 2017 New Jersey governor's race Dec 13, 2015

Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats

Whether it is open space and farmland preservation, protecting natural wildlife habitats, or holding polluters accountable for their carbon footprint, Bonnie Watson Coleman is putting the environment first.

It is critical that we ensure clean air and clean water for the sustainability of future generations. In Congress, Bonnie Watson Coleman continue to be a leader in protecting our environment.

Source: 2014 New Jersey House campaign website BonnieForCongress.com Oct 10, 2014

Cory Booker: Green space; green housing; green jobs

In the Sustainability Action Plan, we:
  • Raised funds for and executed the largest parks and green-space expansion in Newark in over a century;
  • Created a program that trained Newark youth in home weatherization and then placed them in jobs that paid a living wage to do the work in our neighborhoods;
  • Built over 400 units of green affordable housing;
  • Secured $1.5 million for a major campaign to expand Newark's tree canopy to reduce the urban heat island effect;
  • Pushed successfully for an agreement among state, Port Authority, and private sector leaders to install a new "baghouse filter" on the Covanta Energy facility that will reduce emissions of particulate matter by almost 200 tons per year;
  • Partnered to begin clean up of the Passaic River, one of the nation's most serious Superfund sites;
  • Created acres of urban farms that now provide fresh produce to underserved neighborhoods.
    Source: 2013-2014 New Jersey Senate campaign web CoryBooker.com Nov 3, 2013

    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites

    Source: New Jersey 2005-2006 Gubernatorial Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2005

    Jim McGreevey: More open space protection to combat sprawl

    Source: Workprint for New Jersey Jun 25, 2001

    Donny DiFrancesco: $5M for purchasing open space

    Source: New Jersey congressional voting records Dec 25, 2000

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