NJ Snub Of GHG Pact Muddles EPA Carbon Rule Compliance

By Martin Bricketto (June 6, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Rejoining a multistate greenhouse-gas reduction pact and preserving cap-and-trade regulations could be the easiest way for New Jersey to address a new federal plan for curbing carbon emissions, but Gov. Chris Christie's administration has rejected that path, leaving the state to pursue a potentially more cumbersome alternative, some attorneys say.

Christie in 2011 announced that New Jersey was leaving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the administration is now moving forward with a repeal of the associated carbon trading program regulations, which follows a court decision in March that formal action was required if the administration didn't want to enforce them....

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