Christie Administration Supports Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rule

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Friday, 06 Jun 2014 08:04 AM

By Jason Devaney

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Republicans throughout Washington have urged President Barack Obama to drop a climate change regulation that was introduced Monday.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP potential candidate for president in 2016, is not in that group.

More than 40 GOP senators signed a letter demanding that Obama abandon the regulation, which will put limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by reducing them by 30 percent from electric power by 2030. Christie's administration, however, welcomes the new legislation.

New Jersey Environmental Protection Department spokesman Larry Ragonese said his state has come under the Environmental Protection Agency's target emissions rates for the past several years. New Jersey, he said, continues to move away from fossil fuels and closer to cleaner alternatives.

Christie, however, has taken steps to remove New Jersey from a regional cap-and-trade agreement that regulates emissions from power plants using fossil fuels. His administration is locked in a court battle with an environmental group that sued after Christie removed New Jersey from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative three years ago.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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