To The Editor:
Air pollution threatens the sustainability of the environment and harms human health by causing multiple respiratory diseases. Transportation is the leading cause of air pollution, and, as such, I was happy to see that Highland Park passed a municipal resolution supporting increased electric vehicle usage.
The actions of the Highland Park Council members result in better air quality in Highland Park, as well as throughout New Jersey. Environment New Jersey, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group, commends the Highland Park council members for their commitment to reducing air pollution and protecting human health.
Electric vehicles are cleaner than petroleum fueled vehicles resulting in fewer environmental impacts and health problems.
Through the work of Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey has taken several steps towards creating a more sustainable environment. It’s exciting to see Highland Park take a leadership position in reducing air pollution. While state action is impressive, municipal resolutions like the one passed in Highland Park greatly benefit local communities and show a dedication to protecting the health of residents and the quality of the town. I hope that other cities throughout New Jersey will follow Highland Park’s lead and implement similar resolutions supporting the use of electric vehicles.
Jessica Levy, Environment New Jersey: Clean Cars Advocatej