The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has a statewide Natural Resources Committee working to understand and influence environmental policy in the state. Members interested in joining this committee can contact the state office at email@example.com.
Oppositition to Pipeline Transvering Pinelands - January 2017
Opposition to Land Diversion in Braddock Park - January 2017
Comments concerning Capacity Analysis Plan (CAP): December 2015
Comments on the 2015 Energy Master Plan: December 2, 2015
League of Women Voters of the United States and 37 state League of Women Voters Public Comment to EPA and Science Advisory Board on the Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources - October 2015
Comments on Elcon Site Permit - October 14, 2015
Testimony in Opposition to S2534 (fracking waste legislation)- September 21, 2015
Testimony given at the Energy Master Plan hearing - August 17, 2015
Green Acres Purchase of Split Rock Reservoir Properties - June 7, 2015
League comment to DRBC: Hearings on PennEast Pipeline - June 9, 2015
Rahway Arch Project
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey supports NJ's participation the Regional Greenhouse Gas Iniative.
LWVNJ Testimony in Support of S1322- Senate Environment and Energy Committee
LWVNJ Testimony in Support of A1998 - Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
"Residents, experts say bring back RGGI" - Westfield Patch
"Westfield rally held in support of RGGI" - Independent Press
Hydraulic Fracturing - LWVNJ Report
Environmental Alphabet Soup
A Series of Reports Prepared by LWVNJ Natural Resources Committee
An environmental alphabet soup with three major ingredients is simmering on New Jersey's menu of future options, and all three components carry the potential for disastrous effects on the environment.
The Big Three are:
- Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing), a technique for extracting gas from the earth by injecting a mixture of water and chemicals.
- LNG (liquefied natural gas), which would be brought to our shores and distributed throughout the region by underground pipelines.
- PurGen One, a proposed electricity generating facility and manufacturing plant which would run on gasified coal, with the resulting carbon dioxide being piped out to the ocean and buried under the seabed.
The Natural Resources Committee, which has been following developments on all three, is preparing reports aimed at informing League members. The reports will be appear below as they become available.
Liquefied Natural Gas
Additional Environmental Information
Other Natural Resources Positions
The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has positions concerning planning for growth: land use decision making, water resources, and transportation corridors, as well as positions concerning radioactive waste and solid waste management. Details can be found in the League of Women Voters of New Jersey's Study & Action.