CWA Local 1037 is proud to announce it has joined with a diverse coalition of over 30 New Jersey labor, faith, community and environmental organizations to launch Jersey Renews.
Jersey Renews will press current and future state leaders to increase dramatically New Jersey’s commitment to fighting climate change. They released a statement at a State House press conference on January 25 calling for action by the state in a number of areas.
“Climate change poses a massive threat to our state,” reads the Jersey Renews statement. “(Y)et strong actions to counter it offer an opportunity to prepare New Jersey for the future… New Jersey should be a leader in progressive policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution while maintaining and creating jobs and economic benefits for those most affected.”
The statement laid out a vision of a comprehensive energy infrastructure investment program to achieve these goals. Additional strategies identified include: improving fuel efficiency in the transportation sector and deploying electric vehicle charging infrastructure; reducing methane emissions from leaking pipelines; increasing green building statewide; expanding energy efficiency at industrial, commercial and residential buildings; and supporting offshore wind development.
To find out more about Jersey Renews, visit their website at http://jerseyrenews.org/.