New Jersey Participation

In May 2011, New Jersey's Governor Christie announced that New Jersey planned to cease its participation in RGGI. The RGGI participating states issued a joint statement in response, and many state governors also issued individual statements.

To provide certainty to the market, the RGGI states confirmed that RGGI CO2 allowances issued by New Jersey would continue to be recognized for compliance purposes.

As of January 1, 2020, New Jersey has resumed participation in RGGI.


NJ Statements Date
Statement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie 5.26.11
Statement the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on RGGI Participation 5.31.11

Notice of Withdrawal of Agreement to the RGGI Memorandum of Understanding



RGGI States' Statements Date
Statement from the RGGI Participating States 5.26.11
Statement from Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy 5.26.11
Statement from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley 5.26.11
Statement from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 5.26.11
Statement from Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. 5.27.11
Statement from New York DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens 5.26.11


Recognition of NJ Allowances Date
Statement Regarding the Recognition of First Control Period New Jersey Allowances 5.31.11
Statement Regarding the Recognition of Second Control Period New Jersey Allowances 5.24.12