New Jersey sets CO2 limit for power plants as it slowly returns to climate pact

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration announced steps on Monday to return New Jersey to a group of Eastern states that places limits on how much carbon dioxide power plants can emit into the atmosphere and charges them money if they go over it.

But New Jersey won’t get back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative until 2020 as it looks to curb the state’s contribution to climate change.

The greenhouse gas initiative aims to reduce emissions — a leading cause of global warming and rising sea levels that have led to extreme weather events. Nine other states are in the pact: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Delaware and Maryland …

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