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ALERT: Former Governors, State and Federal Legislators Call on Congressional Delegation to Protect NJ Environmental Legacy

Join Call on April 4 with Governors Whitman and Florio and others as they make this urgent plea to Congressional Reps.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ 03/30/17

WHAT: Press call with bipartisan team of former elected officials widely known for their environmental advocacy and achievements who are urging New Jersey's Congressional Delegation to fight for a set of Principles to Protect our Public Lands, Water, Air and Wildlife. This comes at a time when the nation's environmental laws and regulations are facing unprecedented efforts to rescind and weaken them in Washington.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WHERE: ***RSVP to kathleen@njconservation.org for call-in information ***

WHO: The Honorable James J. Florio (Former NJ Governor 1990 - 1994, D)
The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman, (Former NJ Governor 1994 - 2001, R)
The Honorable Brendan T. Byrne, (Former NJ Governor 1974 - 1982, D)
The Honorable Maureen Ogden (Former New Jersey General Assemblywoman,
1982 - 1996, 22nd and 21st districts, R)
Michele S. Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

With the nation's environmental protections under attack, former N.J. governors Brendan Byrne, Tom Kean, Jim Florio and Christie Whitman, joined by former Congressman Rush Holt and former Assemblywoman Maureen Ogden, have called on the state's congressional delegation to commit to a set of principles that will prevent six decades of environmental protection, commitment and voter-approved public funding from being undermined by federal decisions.

We know that our current congressional representatives play a crucial role in standing up for New Jersey's values and we want them all - regardless of party - to represent the environmental concerns shared by all New Jerseyans. That is why they have signed onto a set of strong environmental principles and they are encouraging NJ's current congressional delegation to do the right thing and embrace these principles.

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New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private nonprofit that preserves land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation has protected 125,000 acres of open space - from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bayshore, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks. For more information, go to www.njconservation.org or call 1-888-LAND-SAVE.

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