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(TRENTON) - As the state continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Assembly Environment Chairwoman L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) on Tuesday cited the storm's devastating effects as a stern wake-up call for Gov. Christie to rethink his opposition to environmental legislation that would help lessen New Jersey's vulnerability to increasingly extreme weather conditions.
As a coastal state, New Jersey bears the most severe impacts of storms such as Hurricane Sandy. In recent reports, scientists have agreed that such storms will occur more frequently and possibly be more ravaging down the line. Hurricane Sandy, called a hybrid storm due to it unusual size and power, is reported as the ninth such devastating storm to hit the Northeast coast in the last five years.
"There are no quick fixes when it comes to the environment and protecting it. However, we can no longer afford to ignore the dramatic changes in weather and its possible causes," said Spencer. "While we work to restore our communities, we also can begin making changes that will improve the environment and make a difference by addressing regulations that allow us to reduce climate change pollution and promote clean energy."
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