After the devastating hurricanes that devastated parts of the U.S. in 2017, New Jersey is seeing some significant changes.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie, for one, has made an effort to make the state a “living breathing city” and to make New Jersey the center of a new national effort to reduce the spread of climate change.
On Tuesday, Christie said the state would take the reins from the federal government and would start a new era of environmental and economic development.
“We will be able to rebuild the state with the kind of innovation, the kind that has happened in other places that have a high degree of economic opportunity, but we will not be a colony of the wealthy or a fortress of the rich,” Christie said.
He also said the new energy economy would create jobs, create new businesses, and help New Jersey become a “lonely island.”
As part of the governor’s new plan, the state will be developing a program called the “City-to-City Connector,” which will allow businesses to locate in areas where residents would otherwise be unable to locate.
The program will offer financial incentives for people to live within walking distance of other businesses.
The governor also announced that the state’s Department of Environmental Protection would be reopening a “National Flood Risk Information Center” at the state capitol, in part to help residents prepare for the storm.
But while the governor has taken steps to protect New Jersey from climate change, he hasn’t completely stopped the spread and exacerbation of flooding in the state.
Christie has also declared a state of emergency in a number of areas, including New Brunswick and Atlantic City, and ordered the governor to start a mandatory evacuation of parts of his state.
He has also urged residents in other areas to move to shelters, while also announcing plans to build a temporary $200 million “town center” near the capitol in New Brunswick.
The mayor of Fort Lee, New York, has already declared a statewide disaster, and has said the governor should immediately be considered for a second term.
Meanwhile, the New Jersey governor has announced a new initiative to help New York City rebuild its flood defenses.
Christie said that the city will “open the floodgates” on Wednesday and begin evacuating people in its largest cities, and will build flood barriers that will help prevent further damage to homes and businesses.
New York’s flood defenses are built to withstand a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, which would cause a tsunami, and are designed to withstand the impacts of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season.
Christie called the flood-defenses a “game changer.”
“We’re going to be the next New York,” Christie told the Associated Press.
“The city-to of New York is coming to an end.”
The mayor said the city would be “a disaster zone” for many years to come.
In a statement, the governor said he was “extremely proud” of the city’s response to the hurricane, which is the second-largest natural disaster in U..
S., after the devastating 2015 earthquake in Haiti.
“It’s a testament to the resilience and spirit of our people that we are standing here and are able to keep our communities safe from this disaster,” Christie wrote.
Christie also said that he was personally thankful for New Jersey’s “continued commitment to the future” and that the governor would be working to get federal assistance for communities that have been hit hardest by climate change and sea level rise.
The New York governor said that New Jersey will be “one of the first states in the country to implement a $20 billion infrastructure plan to help communities rebuild.”
Christie also noted that New York will be the first state to commit to a $15 billion carbon tax, which will be in place by 2024, and that he is “committed to helping New Yorkers and New Jerseyans deal with the effects of climate disruption.”
“I want New Jersey to be a leader in climate action,” he said.