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Get NJ Back into RGGI

What's RGGI?

In 2007, New Jersey joined 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

RGGI is a pact between the 10 states to work together, by 2018, to reduce carbon emissions that pollute the atmosphere by 10 percent. RGGI is a cap-and-trade system, meaning power companies have to pay, at auctions, for allowance credits for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit from coal- and natural gas-fired electricity plants.

Get NJ Back into RGGI

In 2010, Gov, Chris Christie pulled New Jersey out of RGGI.  He argued that because of decreased electricity demand due to the Recession, the RGGI model was ineffective.

GreenFaith disagrees.  Sign our petition in urging Gov. Christie to get NJ back into RGGI.

Clergy - sign the Clergy Open letter to Gov. Christie.

Download the Clergy Open Letter to Gov. Christie.

Get your Faith Community Involved

Would you like to get members of your faith community to sign GreenFaith's RGGI petition?  Contact Paul Kaufman at pkaufman@greenfaith.org.

Learn Why RGGI Matters

An independent research report shows that RGGI has succeeded, in New Jersey and regionally, in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating thousands of jobs and tens of millions of dolars of economic benefits.

A report by Environment New Jersey, an environmental advocacy organization, describes RGGI's benefits.

 

 

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