New Administration’s Environmental Leadership on Display as New Jersey Rejoins RGGI

EDF statement from Mary Barber, Director, New Jersey Clean Energy

January 29, 2018
Catherine Ittner, (512) 691-3458, cittner@edf.org

(TRENTON, N.J.) Governor Phil Murphy today signed an executive order to put New Jersey back in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a cooperative market-based program to put a declining limit on greenhouse gas pollution, currently among nine states. The order reverses a decision by former Governor Chris Christie, and will begin a discussion about New Jersey’s pathway for reentering the innovative carbon trading program.

“Under Governor Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey will again join leading states in addressing serious climate and environmental challenges through RGGI, a successful market-based program that can lead to significant economic gains for the state. The governor’s forward-looking climate and clean energy agenda will help build a healthy, safe, and clean environment for all New Jerseyans.”

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