New Jersey Assembly to vote on cap and trade legislation

    The New Jersey Assembly is expected to vote today on two bills that would stop Gov. Chris Christie from pulling the state from its 10-state greenhouse gas pact.

    Christie announced in May New Jersey would leave the leave the pact that aims to reduce pollution through limiting power plant emissions. Democrats have since introduced two bills to stop the move.

    The Associated Press reports today the Assembly will decide on whether to make New Jersey’s participation in the agreement a state law and if withdrawal should be considered an infringement on the Legislature’s  effort to support anti-global warming initiatives. Both bills have already been approved by the Senate, but it doesn’t look as though there are enough votes to override a veto from Christie.

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