Christie Can't Back Out Of GHG Standards, NJ Court Told

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 7:52 PM EST) -- A pair of conservation groups told a New Jersey appeals court Wednesday that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration violated state law by eliminating the emission standards set forth by a regional greenhouse-gas reduction pact after Christie improperly withdrew from the agreement.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Environment New Jersey sued Christie and New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection in June 2012, alleging they failed to hold a public forum or invite public comment before unilaterally withdrawing from the 10-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The DEP allowed...
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