TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The state Senate’s Environment and Energy Committee will consider legislation Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to stay in a multistate pact to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

New Jersey was one of 10 states participating in the program that seeks to reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the Northeast by 10 percent by 2018, but Christie was exiting the pact by year’s end.

The governor said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has failed to cut pollution and is expensive for taxpayers.

The Assembly Telecommunications Committee passed the measure on Thursday.

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