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PR: Americans for Prosperity Applauds Gov. Christie for Keeping New Jersey Out of RGGI Cap-and-Trade Scheme

July 26, 2012

 For Immediate Release – July 26, 2012

Americans for Prosperity Applauds Gov. Christie for Keeping New Jersey Out of RGGI Cap-and-Trade Scheme

Governor Rejects Radical Environmentalists’ Attempts to Reimpose Job-Destroying Cap-and-Trade Tax

BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity state director Steve Lonegan has issued the following statement in the wake of Gov. Christie’s absolute veto of Bill A1998/S1322, a measure aimed at forcing New Jersey back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Cap-and-Trade scheme.

“Last year Gov. Christie rightfully called the RGGI Cap-and-Trade scheme a ‘gimmicky’ program that did nothing but levy a wasteful tax on struggling New Jersey businesses and consumers.

“Since the governor pulled New Jersey out of this destructive cap-and-trade program, the radical environmentalist movement has polluted the debate over RGGI with lies, distortions and a slew of bogus reports in a desperate attempt to bamboozle the public, legislators and the governor that the RGGI scheme has not been a failure.

“Today, Americans for Prosperity applauds the governor for rebuffing these efforts, reaffirming his stance against this job-destroying scheme and standing up for New Jersey ratepayers.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 2 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states.  AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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