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NJ SEED is a unique coalition of New Jersey’s most prominent labor and business organizations. For more than 35 years, our diverse membership which includes labor and business groups, energy providers, environmental consultants, telecommunications firms, residential and commercial development interests, insurance firms, educators, police and firefighters, food manufacturers and retailers, water utilities, chemical industries,
pharmaceutical companies, and health care advocates. We are committed to the belief that economic growth and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.


NJ SEED 2021 Executive Committee

Proposed: June 9, 2021

21-22 Proposed
PresidentOPEN
Vice President, LaborEric Richard
Vice President, BusinessJosie DiRienzo
2nd Vice PresidentChristopher Burgos
3rd Vice PresidentKaren Lane
SecretaryChrissy Buteas
TreasurerMatthew Kronyak
President, EmeritusJames Benton
At-Large BusinessMichael Egenton
At-Large LaborRon Sabol
COMMITTEE CHAIRS Economic DevelopmentKate Gibbs
Energy CommitteeErick Ford
Environment CommitteeDennis Hart
Transportation CommitteeRay Adams

10/19/21-Rutgers professors see Covid-19 as cause of historic disruptions to the global supply chain

Rutgers professors see Covid-19 as cause of historic disruptions to the global supply chain

October 12, 2021 | dailytargum.com

Global supply chains are currently facing historic disruptions, with more than 70 cargo ships recently getting stuck off the California coast and ports in key export markets like China facing numerous shutdowns.

Warren Cohen, assistant professor of professional practice in the Department of Supply Chain Management, said that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for the global supply chain that will affect the upcoming holiday season and likely extend well into the next calendar year.

NJ SEED: This supply chain backlog may in short order become catastrophic to the nation’s recovering economy. A major part of the problem is difficulty in getting truck drivers to return to the workforce – an employment seactor that was undersupplied before the pandemic. In the extreme, the National Guard and even US military could be called into service to break the distribution backlog.

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10/19/21-Gas Prices Rise In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid High Crude Prices

Gas Prices Rise In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid High Crude Prices

October 17, 2021 | patch.com

Gas prices jumped up again in New Jersey and across the nation, due in large part to high crude oil prices, analysts said. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.31, up six cents from a week ago.

NJ SEED: Increasing gas prices along with rapidly growing inflation in other sectors of the recovering will slow and could even reverse the national economic recovery. Nine months ago we were an energy independent nation. We have returned to an energy dependent nation and may remain so for the foreseeable future.  

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10/19/21-La Niña has returned. Will this bring more snow to N.J. this winter?

La Niña has returned. Will this bring more snow to N.J. this winter?

October 17, 2021 | nj.com

As for its impact on winter weather, a La Niña climate pattern tends to generate colder, snowier winters in the far northern United States, and warmer, drier winters in the southern U.S.

However, its impact on the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions — including New Jersey — is not as consistent as it is in other regions of the country, according to several weather experts, including New Jersey State Climatologist David Robinson.

NJ SEED:  The possibility of another extremely cold and stormy winter coupled with double digit inflation for heating homes and businesses is not a happy outlook.

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10/19/21-Camden County Unveils Statue of Boxing Legend Arnold ‘Jersey Joe Walcott’ Cream

Camden County Unveils Statue of Boxing Legend Arnold ‘Jersey Joe Walcott’ Cream

October 17, 2021 | patch.com

The Camden County Historical Society is making sure the legacy and history made by boxing trailblazer Arnold Cream, best known as “Jersey Joe Walcott,” will never be forgotten. The group, along with the county’s Board of Commissioners, unveiled an 8-foot tall bronze statue of the Camden County native Saturday.

NJ SEED: A bit of “Jersey Nostalgia”. It is appropriate to remember and honor “Jersey Joe Wolcott”. There are still some around who remember when he defeated Joe Louis for the world Heavy Weight Championship title. Making him respected by many – but not all.

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10/12/21-Beach replenishment hurts the environment, subsidizes wealthy homeowners, group argues

Beach replenishment hurts the environment, subsidizes wealthy homeowners, group argues

October 7, 2021 | nj.com

A coalition of environmentalists, waterfront access advocates and surf fisherman gathered on the Jersey Shore Thursday to denounce beach replenishment as an exercise in futility that destroys natural ecosystems and subsidizes wealthy beachfront homeowners at taxpayers’ expense, particularly as worsening storms resulting form climate change demand investment in more permanent solutions to beach erosion.

NJ SEED:  As tempting as class warfare always is, beach replenishment is not just to subsidize “wealthy beachfront homeowners” as charged. It is important to help maintain NJ beaches that are essential to the state’s tourist trade.

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