Clean Water Action: To Meet Climate Goals, Murphy Must Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects
To Meet Climate Goals, Murphy Must Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects
Governor Murphy used today’s State of the State address to tout his administration’s environmental accomplishments.
In response, Food & Water Action State Director Matt Smith released the following statement:
“While Governor Murphy can point to progress on developing new sources of clean energy, the climate crisis demands that he take urgent action by announcing an immediate moratorium on new fossil fuel projects. These pipelines and power plants are deepening our dependence on the dirty fossil fuels that are cooking the planet. Building more offshore wind and solar power is absolutely necessary, but must be paired with policies that begin a rapid phaseout of fossil fuels.
“Re-joining a regional pollution trading system is not a sign of true leadership on the most pressing issue of our time. Governor Murphy must institute a full and complete moratorium on any and all dirty energy projects in New Jersey.”