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New Jersey tries again on pollution pact repeal

Local News | May 28, 2014

New Jersey tries again on pollution pact repeal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has told a court that it will take public comment and re-submit regulations to remove the state from a regional agreement to set limits on emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants.

Christie withdrew the state from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in 2011, saying it was a failed public policy and a burden to taxpayers.

Environmental groups sued.

In March, an appeals panel ruled that the state did not follow all the provisions to repeal regulations tied to the agreement.

According to a letter to the court last week, the Environmental Protection Department is planning to comply with the court ruling and will propose a new rule in July. The department will take public comment on the issue after that.

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