30 May '11, 7pm

New Jersey Governor Christie Bails On Carbon Pollution Reduction Initiative

New Jersey Governor Christie Bails On Carbon Pollution Reduction Initiative

The nine remaining states in the program have made it clear that they will be continuing the program, known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative , even without New Jersey on board. In spite of Christie’s accusations that the program is a “failure,” New Jersey Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel says that the program has reduced electric utility emissions by 10% over the last two years, and has created as many as 18,000 jobs in the Northeast, bringing in an estimated $2.3 billion in direct economic benefits from the Initiative. Christie campaigned for office as a candidate that would put the environment first, and said he would continue to push for renewable energy production in New Jersey. These promises earned him the endorsement of the New Jersey Environmental Federation , making him the first Republican in three decades that the group endorsed. Christie repeatedly ham...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/new-jersey-governor-christie-ba...

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