On Thursday, the Assembly Environment Committee convened and there were some interesting exchanges between representatives of the N.J. Sierra Club and Environment New Jersey concerning RGGI’s impact on New Jersey greenhouse gas emissions. For example, Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club conceded that RGGI wouldn’t impact auto emissions during an exchange with Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-40).
“The state of New Jersey is currently on track, if not already exceeding those emission standards,” added Assemblyman Rooney, referring to certain states’ efforts to uphold the tenants of the Paris climate accord. “Right now, we are ahead of its 2020 standard.”
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