26 May '11, 10pm

Governor Christie Puts Out-of-State Oil Interests Above New Jersey Citizens' Health, Environment and Economic We...

NEW YORK (May 26, 2011) -- Governor Chris Christie today announced he is starting the process of dropping out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state program in the Northeast that generates jobs and revenue for participating states, while investing in their clean energy economy, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new poll of likely voters in New Jersey indicates overwhelming public support for a program like RGGI in the state, and revealed more people were opposed to the Governor dropping out of it than supported this move. Details can be found here: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110526.asp . A statement follows from Dale Bryk, Director of the Energy Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council: "Governor Christie is putting the profits of out-of-state oil interests over the well-being of his own citizens. In this tough economy, he sho...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110526c.asp

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