Unfortunately, Gov. Christie has decided to veto the bill, squandering the state's opportunity for over $50 million/year to fund a clean energy future. On top of this major blow to progress on clean energy and clean air, Gov. Christie has already cut $700 million in clean energy funds in the last three years.Tell the NJ Legislature to override Christie's irresponsible veto today!
Christie's actions not only hurt your families' health and our environment, they hurt your wallet. Independent studies have shown that RGGI lowers energy bills (customers have saved nearly $1.1 billion), creates new jobs (16,000 total to date), and increases economic returns (RGGI has added $1.6 billion of economic value). More information can be found here and here from the Analysis Group and RGGI, Inc.
We only need a few more votes to override the governor's veto, and keep New Jersey in RGGI. Please contact your legislators and legislative leadership today.
Phone calls and handwritten letters make a huge impact. After you send your email, please contact your legislators and legislative leadership via phone or mail. Make sure to personalize your message! We've given you a start, but your letter will have a much greater impact if it's in your own words.
In addition to reducing pollution, independant, expert, bi-partisan studies by RGGI, Inc. and The Analysis Group have shown RGGI's good for the economy (http://www.analysisgroup.com/RGGI.aspx and http://www.rggi.org/):
For all these reasons, I strongly urge you to do all you can to ensure the Legislature overrides the Governor's veto of the clean energy/clean air bill S1322/A1998.
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RGGI state investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy deliver triple benefits - to the environment, consumers and the economy. Some of the benefits provided by RGGI state investments include: