For Immediate Release: January 29, 2018
"GOVERNOR MURPHY HAS MADE A WISE DECISION TO RE-ENROLL NEW JERSEY in rggi"
Trenton, NJ - Matt Fossen, spokesperson for the NJ Coalition for Fair Energy, released the following statement today after Governor Murphy signed an executive order to re-enter the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI):
“Governor Murphy has made a wise decision to re-enroll New Jersey in RGGI, and today’s executive order will long be remembered as a great step forward for the state’s energy future. Returning to RGGI will be a boon for New Jersey on many fronts, and ensure that our state becomes a leader on the national stage. As legislators continue to sort through various energy policy proposals, they must follow suit with Governor Murphy and begin preparing for 2060, rather than trying to recreate 1960. Rejoining RGGI undoubtedly fits that description, but other ideas, like issuing special legislative handouts to already-profitable nuclear plants, do not. We hope officials will be able to make this distinction as the legislative session continues, and thank Governor Murphy again for his bold leadership.”