Another Republican Governor Takes a Step Backwards June 6, 2011 : 4:48 PM

Chris Christie does not deny the climate crisis, but he is backing out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – a cap and trade compact. This decision marks yet another instance of a Republican Governor moving backwards in the fight to solve the climate crisis:

"While we respect every governor's prerogative to make policy decisions, this is a disappointing step given New Jersey's legacy of leadership on environmental issues," said EPA spokesman Brendan Gilfillan. "Reducing harmful air pollution protects our health and provides opportunities for local investments in clean energy technologies.