AIA-NJ Concerned With Governor’s Announcement to Withdraw from RGGI

June 1, 2011

AIA-NJ president, Michael Hanrahan, issued the following statement on behalf of the organization in response to an announcement recently made by Governor Chris Christie’s administration, which proposes to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, whereby ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states have capped and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector 10 percent by 2018.

“AIA-New Jersey is concerned with the Governor’s recent announcement of his intention to withdraw New Jersey from RGGI. Climate change is a regional issue that must balance economic vitality with pressing environmental concerns. RGGI participation has generated more than $29 million in funds for clean energy and energy efficiency work in the State while significantly reducing emissions in the last two years. The decision to change direction should not be made without consensus around an updated State Energy Master Plan (EMP). AIA-NJ looks forward to the opportunity to have a meaningful dialog on RGGI and the EMP with the administration and work together to delineate a practical and executable approach for a sustainable region and State.”

Read the speech made by the governor announcing the proposed withdrawl:

To find out more information on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:

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