A November 2011 study by the Analysis Group claims that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has showered $1.6 billion in “economic value added” to the ten participating states in the years 2009–2011. However, the study has several serious flaws, in that it (a) relies on massive consumer irrationality, (b) naively counts government expenditures as [...]
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Governor Christie made the right call when he decided to pull New Jersey out of the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme.
But now far left liberals in Trenton are on the counter-attack!
GOVERNOR Christie stayed true to his commitment to withdraw New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — commonly known as RGGI — vetoing the Democratic-backed cap-and-trade legislation that would have compelled the state to remain in a failing program. This ought to have been a moment for struggling ratepayers in the Garden State to [...]
BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading free-market, grassroots organization, is blasting the Sierra Club for promulgating lies and distortions about the RGGI Cap & Trade scheme. The extremist environmental group sent an e-mail blast to its state membership yesterday in an effort to overturn Governor Christie’s veto of legislation that would keep [...]
Americans for Prosperity joined forces today with several upstate New York elected leaders to sound the alarm bell over the job-killing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Cap & Trade scheme and other destructive “green” regulations that are threatening the viability of the area’s electricity-producing coal plants and risking thousands of jobs in the region. A [...]
RGGI may be dying in New Jersey, but a judge has decided to let the cap-and-trade scheme take $105 million of secrets to the grave. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Linda Feinberg dismissed a lawsuit to force the Department of Environment Protection to reveal the buyers of state-issued carbon dioxide permits sold at Regional Greenhouse [...]
DATELINE: NEW YORK, NY – An Americans for Prosperity New York activist today filed suit challenging New York State’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Cap & Trade program.
Buffalo-area activist Lisa Thrun, lead plaintiff in the lawsuit and volunteer grassroots chair for Americans for Prosperity’s New York chapter, explained the impetus for filing the lawsuit.
“I’m here today because as a ratepayer, as a taxpayer I was not represented and neither were the taxpayers of New York State.”
“We need to stop this,” continued Thrun. “We need to know that the taxpayers are being represented and we need to send a message to our elected leaders that we did elect to do something about this. They allowed this to happen and they’re looking the other way.”
In a major boon to NJ citizens who have been working to remove the Garden State from the RGGI regional cap-and-trade program, Gov. Christie announced his support for the plan to withdraw. See coverage below:
The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted Tuesday to urge the state to withdraw from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI – a multistate “cap and trade” emissions-reduction program that opponents claim is a burden on businesses and rate-payers and supporters claim is a revenue-generating way of slowing climate change. The resolution, introduced [...]
There was a little more commotion on Main Street than usual this afternoon. A group calling itself Americans for Prosperity held a rally and press conference on the steps of the historic county courthouse. They are pressing to repeal the state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, also called “Cap and Trade,” which was created to reduce [...]