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New Jersey Enacts Nation’s Strictest Emission-Reduction Law

11:37 AM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Kara Sissell

New Jersey governor Jon Corzine (D.) has signed into law the U.S.’s most ambitious state greenhouse gas-reduction law, which mandates a 16% reduction from 2006 levels by 2020, and an 80% reduction by 2050. The law is similar to a recently passed California bill, but it is stricter because its 2050 reduction is a mandate, rather than a target. Corzine says the state wants to “send a message to Washington” that Congress and the White House need to act on passing a federal climate change abatement law. “In the absence of leadership on the...

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