Plan to Cut Emissions Falls Far Short, Activists Say

NJ holds first hearing on rule to cut carbon, move to electric power

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – The state’s first significant rule to reduce pollution in New Jersey that’s driving global warming falls far short of achieving reductions in fossil fuel use and needs to be scrapped and rewritten, according to clean-energy advocates.

At a 3 ½-hour public hearing hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection on the proposed regulation Tuesday, environmentalists, consultants and academics panned the 165-page proposed rule, saying it would do little to decarbonize the state’s electric generation sector …