31 May '11, 5pm

The Hypocrisy of Chris Christie, "New Jersey's No. 1 Clean Energy Advocate"

The Hypocrisy of Chris Christie, "New Jersey's No. 1 Clean Energy Advocate"

The program has been remarkably successful, a model of vision and fortitude. Lacking that, Mr. Christie has given in to the corporate and Tea Party interests that revile all forms of cap and trade, letting down the other nine states trying to fight climate change. Since it began in 2008, the system has created more than $700 million for these programs; New Jersey has spent some of its share on helping cities become more energy-efficient. Greenhouse emissions from power plants in the region went down about 12 percent from 2008 to 2010 ... Programs like the regional initiative are estimated to have produced more than 10 percent of that decline. Mr. Christie ... claimed this week that the program was not working, a notion that was quickly refuted by five other governors. "Governor Christie is simply wrong when he claims that these efforts are a failure," said Gov. Martin O'Ma...

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