TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The Christie administration shunned regional collaborations with neighboring states to fight climate change, but that probably will not be the case next year.
Not only are lawmakers and others pushing to re-enter a regional initiative to curb carbon pollution from power plants, but also they are urging New Jersey to join an eight-state effort in the Northeast to bolster sale of zero-emission vehicles.
With the transportation sector the largest single source of greenhouse-gas emissions, clean-energy advocates say it is imperative that states step up efforts to promote much more widespread use of electric and other zero-emission vehicles.
Targeting 3M zero-emission vehicles
The four-year-old effort, known as the Multi-State ZEV Task Force, is working to achieve a collective target of having at least 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the eight-state region by 2025 …