Protecting public health, our water supply, and our air quality is top priority for the League of Women Voters of New Jersey. As citizens of the world we must protect our planet from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.

Our Work

Since the 1960s, we have been at the forefront of efforts to protect air, land and water resources. Our approach to environmental protection and pollution control is one of problem solving. The League’s environmental goals aim to prevent ecological degradation, and to reduce and control pollutants before they go down the sewer, up the chimney or into the landfill.

Fighting Climate Change

With a commitment to renewable energy, the League of Women Voters stands ready to hold polluters accountable.
Recent Actions:

Joan Divor testified in support of SCR43, a bill that proposes a constitutional amendment to make State trustee of public natural resources and guarantee to the people other environmental rights.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey signed a lame-duck energy justice coalition letter urging the Legislature to promote a clean energy economy.

Eleanor Gruber, Co-Chair of LWVNJ's Natural Resources Committee, testified against the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission's application to set up a gas-fired power plant in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark.
January 11, 2023: Eleanor Gruber, Co-Chair of LWVNJ's Natural Resources Committee, testified on proposed Inland Flood Protection Rule. Read her testimony here.

Protecting Our Water

We work to protect our water supply, tackling a number of threats including pipelines and pollution.

Recent Actions:

December 6, 2022: LWVNJ's Natural Resources Committee submitted a letter to Governor Murphy ahead of the Delaware River Basin Commission vote, urging the governor to vote for a full ban on fracking. Read the letter here.

Preserving Open Space

From the Pinelands to the Highlands, from farmlands to our shore, the League believes New Jersey’s diverse and beautiful spaces need to be preserved and protected.

Get Involved and Take Action

To get involved in LWVNJ's advocacy work on the Environment, please contact Jesse Burns at jburns@lwvnj.org.