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New Jersey Cutting Back On Fake Global Warming Budget

Posted by Jeff Id on April 13, 2010

A little sanity from New Jersey, not much though.


N.J. DEP employees to have shorter workdays in 2011


Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday.

In discussing the Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed $380.6 million budget before the Assembly Budget Committee in Trenton, Commissioner Bob Martin said he hopes the loss of the $65 million, funding for the state’s role in a regional effort to combat global warming, will only be for one year. He told the committee that DEP staff will continue to attempt to work against global warming and so-called greenhouses gasses despite the lack of money.


Since we have no solutions to global warming, it’s kind of amazing that a teenie tiny little state like New Jersey was spending 65 million on ‘fixing’ it.

14 Responses to “New Jersey Cutting Back On Fake Global Warming Budget”

  1. curious said

    Wasn’t $65m the GW element, not the $380m?

  2. Jeff Id said

    #1 you’re right. Thanks

  3. David S said

    I used to read the Richard Scarry books to my kids when they were young, and I always felt his “What do people do all day?” fitted people like the New Jersey DEP. Given there is effectively nothing they are in a position to do, they must need a pretty strange postnormal ideology to make them feel their lives have any purpose. Let’s hope the Governor realises that he is not missing anything for his $65 million saving.

  4. stumpy said

    Spend the 65 million on something useful, give it to me and I could do great things! I hate to thing those guys at DEP were going to waste 65 mill talking about “doing something”

  5. Andrew said

    I’ve been cynically doubting whether Christie was really as tough on these budget problems as he seems but it is looking like that was my mistake. If he has the guts to back out of a “climate” plan North of the Mason Dixon line, more power to him! That takes guts.

  6. TGSG said

    Christie really does seem to be the type of Governor that “gets” deficits, we need more like him.

  7. AEGeneral said

    Reading the remainder of the article, it seems the head of the NJ Sierra Club is under the illusion that DEP somehow contributes to economic recovery efforts. Somebody explain that to me.

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  9. Motorhead said

    I’m not sure what I’m more upset about – that we taxpayers spent $65 million for a lie like global warming or that 49 other states can’t get their leadership to pull their heads out of their asses and follow New Jersey’s example.

  10. KevinM said

    I never thought much of New Jersey. Time to give them another look.

  11. CarlGullans said

    Christie promised to be a godsend (i.e. a politician that realizes that chronic, increasing budget deficits will eventually require some kind of corrective action besides taxes), and he is well on his way to being that. A true fiscal consevative, more so than most in congress in either party, in a deep blue state.

    I was actually thinking of moving out of NJ to PA to save on taxes (I live on the border), but he is giving me hope for the state’s future.

  12. If NJ wants to do something about Global Warming, maybe they should stop efforts to shut down the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant. If the plant is shut down, then the power shortfall will have to be made up by a coal plant.

  13. PhilJourdan said

    Ouch! That $65m is going to impact Phil Jones and Michael Mann.

    If we could only get the rest of the governments to do the same.

  14. mrfnk said

    you said “was” spending the money

    hmmm… because they “thought” there” was” a problem.

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