Debating Gov. Christie’s ‘D’ grade from the N.J. Environmental Federation

    The New Jersey Environmental Federation isn’t happy with Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental record. They were the only environmental group to endorse him in his 2009 election campaign, but they gave him an overall D grade on Thursday.

    The New Jersey Environmental Federation isn’t happy with Gov. Chris Christie’s environmental record. They were the only environmental group to endorse him in his 2009 election campaign, but they gave him an overall D grade on Thursday.

    WHYY’s Phil Gregory reports the report card released by the NJEF gave the governor a C- as its highest grade on his environmental record.

    What do you think of the grade? Is it a fairrepresentation of Christie’s environmental agenda?Tell us in the comments below.

    “Candidate Christie really convinced us, conveyed to us, his interest in environmental progress and wanting to do the right thing,” NJEF board member Sharon Finlayson said during Thursday’s press conference.

    “He appeared to be dedicated to a vigorous environmental agenda,” she said. “He told us to trust him, and we have lost that trust, at least at this point in time.”

    The New Jersey Environmental Federation graded the governor on 39 issues in seven overarching subjects of environmental policy, including clean air, clean water, climate change and environmental values. You can see the report card on the Clean Water Action website.

    The NJEF says it’s grading Christie because “it’s time for him to begin living up to his promises and get serious about protecting our water, air and health.”

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