The Star-Ledger: BP America: N.J. lawmakers can lead the way to a cleaner climate

March 7, 2020

"The states have long been pioneers of progress in America, running experiments that help us discover solutions to our toughest challenges. Today, New Jersey has a chance to tackle the defining issue of our time: climate change.

Leaders in Trenton should seize the opportunity and embrace a regional plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.

Transportation accounts for nearly a third of all U.S. emissions. But a plan from the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) – a multi-state collaborative effort facilitated by the Georgetown Climate Center – would cap and reduce those emissions in participating states.


These proposals also help sustain low carbon policies more broadly. Carbon pricing policies like RGGI and TCI help create carbon reduction projects that earn the credits essential to making pricing programs – like those in California and others around the world – work as designed.

Like states, businesses also drive innovation and progress."

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