Here we go again in the NJ legislature. Another cut, more businesses leave the state. This cut may be the biggest loss to New Jersey. Clean Energy, which would promote jobs not take away jobs. Think more tax revenues.
I received the following email for Environment New Jersey. I urge all my Garden State readers to take action and tell Governor Christie to cut the fat from his own government first before he cuts budget items that promote jobs. See below:
“Last Thursday, over 300 clean energy supporters, including representatives from over 50 clean energy businesses, poured into a public hearing room in Trenton. So many people came that officials had to kick some out of the room to avoid a fire hazard.
Why were they there? To tell Gov. Chris Christie — who has championed jobs and economic growth — not to decimate the growing clean energy economy in the Garden State with his draconian budget cuts.
Click here to tell your state legislators to stand up to Gov. Christie and reject his proposed $330 million in clean energy cuts.
Environment New Jersey delivered petition statements from over 1,000 of you to the governor’s office and helped to organize clean energy businesses to stand up to Gov. Christie.
Clean energy companies big and small are growing despite the recession, creating green collar jobs across the state. Joe Navarra (pictured), who runs an energy efficiency business in Tom Rivers, said, “I am green energy.” These cuts would hurt Joe’s business and others like it, and deal a tough blow to New Jersey’s emerging clean energy economy.
Now clean energy companies from around the country are questioning whether New Jersey is the right place to invest. The amount that Christie wants to cut — over $330 million — could support more than 6,000 green jobs in the state and stimulate over $2 billion in investment and energy savings.
On the campaign trail, Gov. Christie pledged to continue our state’s energy leadership by being “New Jersey’s No. 1 clean energy advocate.” But now that he’s in office, he has announced plans to raid over half of the state’s clean energy fund for this current budget year.
Click the link below to tell your state legislators to stand up to Gov. Christie and reject his proposed $330 million clean energy cuts.
So, Readers, are your state’s trying to cut clean energy?
Photo of Joe Navarra, courtesy of Bill Wolfe.
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