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TRENTON, N.J. – Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) on Monday reacted to Governor Murphy’s executive order for New Jersey to rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which would establish cap-and-trade measures in New Jersey. AFP-NJ, the state’s leading free-market grassroots organization, has consistently opposed cap-and-trade schemes that increase Garden State residents’ electric costs and are detrimental to our state’s economy.
“This is the last thing New Jersey needs. Rejoining the RGGI would disproportionately hurt the least fortunate by driving up energy prices and make it more difficult for families and businesses to pay their electric bills,” said AFP-NJ State Director Erica Jedynak. “Additionally, the RGGI has proven to be ineffective in reducing CO2 emissions. Instead of implementing burdensome, ineffective regulations through executive action, Governor Murphy should advocate for true innovation and let market forces drive emission reduction.”
For further information or an interview, reach Lorenz Isidro at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
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