Christie will pull New Jersey out of greenhouse gas pact

    From the Associated Press:

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to exit a 10-state regional greenhouse gas program. Two people who have been briefed on Christie’s plan say the governor believes the program has been ineffective.The people spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to upstage the governor’s announcement, expected at a news conference Thursday. New Jersey has been in the program to reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the Northeast since 2008.

    The regional program aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for global warming. Opponents of the program say it is unnecessary and drives up electricity costs for homeowners and businesses. Supporters say it encourages development of clean energy.Besides New Jersey, participating states include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

     

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