Greenhouse Gas Bill VETOED…What Can We Do Now?
Last week, Gov. Christie vetoed an important bill — A4701, which would re-enter New Jersey into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). What can we do now? Contact one (or more!) of the bill’s primary sponsors and urge them to reintroduce this bill next year, when we have a new governor!
If you are a constituent of one of the bill’s primary sponsors, your call or email is especially valuable! (Not sure who your state legislators are? Find out here.)
- Tim Eustace (D-38). 973-928-6256; AsmEustace@njleg.org
- Andrew Zwicker (D-16). 609-454-3147; AsmZwicker@njleg.org
- Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37). 201-541-1118; AswVainieriHuttle@njleg.org
- Reed Gusciora (D-15). 609-571-9638; AsmGusciora@njleg.org
- James Kennedy (D-22). 732-943-2660; AsmKennedy@njleg.org
- Daniel Benson (D-14). 609-631-0198; AsmBenson@njleg.org
- Mila Jasey (D-27). 973-762-1886; AswJasey@njleg.org
Your talking points:
- Thank them for sponsoring this bill.
- You are very concerned about climate change and greenhouse gases. Tell them why!
- You want New Jersey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rejoin the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Rejoining the RGGI is more important than ever, now that the US is pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.
- If the sponsor is re-elected in November, will he or she commit to reintroducing this bill in 2018?
Want to do more?
- Contact all the candidates running for seats in your legislative district and ask them to come out in support of rejoining the RGGI (if they haven’t already!).
- Pay attention next year to hold our new governor accountable! Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno have both said they want New Jersey to rejoin the RGGI. No matter who wins in November, we need to make sure they follow through on their promise.