ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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The Lesniak Institute advocates for environmental protection, training the next generation of American Leaders to fight for cleaner air and protection of our public parks and land.

Help us continue to advance environmental protection as The Lesniak Institute For American Leadership advocates for legislation across New Jersey and America.

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Dirty Trucks

We're fighting to pass legislation to block dirty trucks from harming NJ’s air quality and environment.

Background

The Lesniak Institute wants to pass legislation which would create the New Jersey Air Resource Board to would impose regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty trucks that operate in the state of NJ. Asking Governor Murphy to allocate money from the Volkswagen Settlement to subsidize the independent truckers for 50% of the cost of replacing their dirty trucks with clean trucks.

Why Advocate

S761/A1986 turns incarceration into opportunity for people who feel that they have had no choice other than resorting to crime to survive. This system provides inmates a second chance at earning a life as a healthy law-abiding citizen. Earn Your Way Out will finally allow people to receive the help and services needed to keep them from falling into a life of crime. It will educate people on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and give them alternative ways to survive without crime.

Take Action

The Dirty Truck Ban has been introduced to the Senate Environmental Committee Chair Bob Smith and NJ Governor Phil Murphy. New Jersey residents please contact your legislators and urge them to advocate for The Dirty Truck Ban.

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NJ Green Amendment

SCR 134/ACR 85 Concurrent Resolution to Amend the State Constitution to grant every person the right to a clean and healthy environment.

Background

Every person has a right to a clean and healthy environment.The State shall not infringe upon these rights, by action or inaction.This amendment would provide that the State’s public natural resources are the common property of all of the people. The State would serve as trustee of these resources and have a duty to conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all people.

Why Advocate

Parts of New Jersey have the worst air quality in the nation. New Jersey is at ground zero for frequent storm surges and flooding due to climate change caused by ozone emissions. Hurricanes like Irene and Sandy will continue to cause suffering and devastation. For the future health and safety of our residents SCR134/ACR85 the Green Amendment needs to be implemented. The right to a healthy environment should be a fundamental right guaranteed in the New Jersey Constitution.

READ THE RESOLUTION >>

Take Action

New Jersey residents please contact your legislators and urge them to cosponsor SCR134/ACR85 The NJ Green Amendment to preserve the health of our residents and the environment.

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