Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
The New Jersey Statehouse
The New Jersey Statehouse

The outgoing administration has prioritized economic development at the expense of the public and the environment. If long-term economic vitality and prosperity are goals to be achieved in New Jersey, environmental quality, public health and safety and support for the state’s most vulnerable communities must take precedence.

Over the course of the outgoing administration, the use of planning has fallen by the wayside. The State Development and Redevelopment Plan provides the framework yet has not been updated for 16 years. Therefore, many land use decisions are currently based on obsolete information. As the most densely populated state in the country, New Jersey will likely be fully developed by the year 2050. A blueprint must be followed to navigate the course to New Jersey’s bright future.

New Jersey LCV Education Fund greatly appreciates each organization’s contributions and valued expertise shared in this effort as well as the immeasurable commitment put forward to protecting New Jersey’s environment:.

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