Clean Energy Advocates Argue State Officials Not Heeding Sandy’s Warning

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Environmentalists argue that Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is not heeding the lesson of Hurricane Sandy

by Tom Johnson / NJ Spotlight

Even after Hurricane Sandy and other extreme weather, New Jersey is not doing nearly enough to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent future storm damage, according to clean energy advocates and environmentalists.

With a new report suggesting the effects of global warming are already apparent, they argued that it is time for the Legislature to take the lead in devising strategies to cope with those changes, which a law passed seven years ago directed the state to do.

The Christie administration, they said, is failing to aggressively push efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by not effectively promoting offshore wind farms or encouraging new fossil fuel plants to be built — and by diverting funds earmarked for clean energy projects.

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