Opinion: Christie Whitman relfects on Marge Roukema as trailblazer

By Christine Todd Whitman Northjersey.com November 13, 2014 NEW JERSEY lost one of its best yesterday with former U.S. Rep. Marge Roukema’s passing. Roukema was a trailblazer in many respects, but I particularly admired her for her focus on building consensus, even in dealing with the nation’s most contentious issues. [...]

By |2014-11-14T06:34:19-05:00November 13th, 2014|All Posts, Opinion|0 Comments

Statement from Gov. Whitman on the passing of Clement Price November 6, 2014 New Jersey has lost a true treasure with the loss of Clement Price. Clem was a gentleman in ever sense of the word. He didn't have to shout to be heard because what he had to say was thoughtful,reasoned and respectful. He inspired students, colleagues and all who met him. [...]

By |2014-11-10T08:44:19-05:00November 6th, 2014|All Posts, Opinion|0 Comments

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal: National Standards with State Flexibility

By Christine Todd Whitman Brookings November 3, 2014 In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from hundreds of power plants across the country, requiring that they cut carbon-dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan includes individual goals that the EPA is setting for each state based on the state’s progress in reducing emissions since 2005. The rule would give significant flexibility to states in their pursuit of their target reduction, whether through expanding renewable energy, creating new energy-efficiency programs or creating cap-and-trade programs. The EPA is taking comments on the proposed rule, along with a less aggressive option, before it is finalized in June of 2015. [...]

By |2014-11-05T11:05:02-05:00November 3rd, 2014|All Posts, Opinion|0 Comments