Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Quotes

RGGI makes us less competitive.

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New Jersey State Senator Steven Oroho (R., Sussex).

This is the biggest conspiracy between the public sector, big banks and government that Americans have ever seen and you the ratepayers are going to pay the price…. This is not about a clean environment. This is not about green energy. This is about raising taxes on your energy and passing that energy rate tax onto you the ratepayer.

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Steve Lonegan, director of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity

We are striving to expose the fact that the cap-and-trade scheme is happening right now, that it is a threat to our economic future.

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Steve Lonegan, director of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity

Government regulation always has unintended consequences….Since it's such a big money-making proposition, I definitely mistrust the government to handle this.

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Connie Bloodgood of Andover, New Jersey citizen.

The state of New Jersey is suffering. Jobs are being lost everyday.

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New Jersey Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, sponsor of anti-RGGI legislation.

'Cap & Trade' stands to cost New Jersey thousands of jobs, millions in lost wealth and vastly higher gas and electric bills. This alone is reason enough to kill RGGI.

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Americans for Prosperity.

The programs will cost billions of dollars with little if any derived benefit to the large users.

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Steven Goldenberg, attorney for the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition.

It is foolhardy for lawmakers to push for regulations that would transfer dollars from families and businesses to bureaucratic big-government. We want to make sure citizens know what global warming alarmism will cost them – higher taxes, lost jobs, and less freedom.

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Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips.

If we take this route, we would eventually have the tools to cut carbon emissions, instead of misguided near-term initiatives like RGGI where an attempt to meet even the modest targets will only disrupt energy markets at great cost to consumers and the economy as whole. Programs to curb other GHGs can proceed such as measures to reduce methane releases from coal mines, but it is absurd to impose any meaningful limits on carbon emissions when so much of our energy comes from coal.

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From “Carbon Cap Follies” an editorial by William T. Smith, “Consultant in the field of natural resources”.

But the governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont are still in the compact, ready to impose a heavy economic burden on their citizens.

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From “Ungreening Mitt Romney”, by Robert Novak.

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