Extremist GOP Candidate Opposes Measures to Address Climate Change, Manage Extreme Weather Just Days After Ida Ravages New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Just days after Tropical Storm Ida slammed New Jersey with record-breaking rainfall, devastating tornadoes and extreme flooding, Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli attacked Governor Murphy’s clean energy plan for doing too much to address the harmful effects of climate change. While responsible leaders seek solutions to reduce the impact of extreme weather events threatening New Jersey families, Assemblyman Ciattarelli said of Governor Murphy’s plans: “His entire energy policy is irrational, we need a rational transition. It’s too much, too soon, too fast.” (Chats with Ciattarelli event, Brielle, NJ, 9/3/21)

“The people of New Jersey want decisive leadership to address the climate crisis, but they won’t find that in Jack Ciattarelli — he has a long record of opposing policies to tackle climate change and refuses to do what’s necessary to meet this critical moment,” said NJDSC Spokesman Phil Swibinski. “Governor Murphy’s climate plan will make New Jersey the national leader in offshore wind energy, create thousands of good-paying union jobs and bring massive economic investment to our state. That’s the kind of leadership New Jersey needs, not Assemblyman Ciattarelli’s embrace of the fossil fuel industry and history of denying climate change. We can’t afford to go backwards on making New Jersey more resilient from the undeniable impacts of climate change.”