NJ may sign on with U.S. climate alliance to curb carbon pollution


TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey may soon be joining an alliance to combat global warming, working cooperatively with 13 other states to achieve the aims of the Paris Climate Accord.

The Assembly is expected to vote to have the state join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a multistate initiative to curb carbon pollution in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord.

The legislation (S-3317) already has cleared the Senate. Its approval by the Assembly would send the bill,

sponsored by Sen. Bob Smith (D-Middlesex) to Gov. Chris Christie for consideration. Three Democratic governors from California, Washington, and New York formed the alliance after the United States withdrew from the world agreement to reduce climate change …

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