Energy




Trump Administration Opens Way to Drilling for Oil, Gas Off Atlantic Coast

The Trump administration yesterday opened a path to drill for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast, a step conservationists thought they had blocked last year. In a notice to be published today, the National Fisheries Service is proposing five permits to allow companies to conduct seismic surveys with air guns, a technology used to […]


See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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PSEG Warns Shutting Down Nuclear Units Could Drive Up Power Prices

PSEG Power’s Salem nuclear power plant The closing of nuclear power plants serving New Jersey could lead to higher electricity prices for consumers, according to Ralph Izzo, chairman, CEO, and president of Public Service Enterprise Group, the owner of the units. Izzo, speaking Friday on a quarterly earnings call for the Newark energy company, continued […]


OPINION: Phil Murphy’s Wind Energy Scheme is Hot Air (and Expensive, Too)

Presumptive Democrat Gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) has an energy “plan” in the works, Save Jerseyans, and according to POLITICO New Jersey? It’s heavily reliant on WIND energy. “Murphy said he will begin to tackle the state’s energy master plan, the guiding blueprint for New Jersey’s energy policy, within his first 100 days as […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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DUH! Feds Proclaim PennEast Pipeline’s ‘Limited’ Anticipated Impact

Despite the best efforts of enviroMENTALists to convince voters that the PennEast Pipeline project will end civilization as we know it in Central New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, we have more evidence that that’s not going to happen. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its extensive final environmental impact study for the planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline which […]

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N.J. State Police Rib Connecticut Counterparts Over Pumping Their Own Gas

Here’s something a little bit on the light side for your Friday, Save Jerseyans…. Full-service gas is a peculiar New Jersey institution. Some politicians (including our friend Declan O’Scanlon) have proposed transitioning to self-service like most of the rest of the country but, at least for now, that’s against the law and polls suggest a strong […]

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GRADES ARE IN: AFP Flunks Gas Tax Hike Republicans on Newly-Released Scorecard

Americans for Prosperity’s New Jersey affiliate is releasing its annual legislative ratings today, Save Jerseyans, and we’ve learned that the biggest ratings changes related to Republican legislators who supported last October’s historic gas tax increase. For example, State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) from a “B” to an “F” this year; Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce fell from an “A” […]

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PSEG Power May Pull Out of PennEast Pipeline Project

Credit: Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY Crews weld a pipeline connecting to a natural gas well in the Loyalsock State Forest. PSEG Power is exploring the sale of its share of the PennEast pipeline, a 118-mile project that has stirred widespread opposition in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and encountered numerous regulatory setbacks. A spokesman for the Newark […]


Dirty Secret Behind Wind Turbines, They Need Lots Of Oil

Offshore wind turbines may generate green energy, but they use a lot more oil than proponents like to admit. Just installing the foundation of a single offshore turbine can consume 18,857 barrels of marine fuel during construction, according to calculations published by Forbes Wednesday. Offshore wind farms often have over 100 wind turbines, meaning that […]


VICTORY: Pinelands Commission Approves Natural Gas Pipeline

The long-languishing BL England pipeline project is finally about to become reality, Save Jerseyans. ‘Bout time! On Friday morning, the project gained Pinelands Commission approval (9-5 with one abstention) during a meeting at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The 22-mile proposed pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands, running from Maurice River Township (Cumberland) to the B.L. England […]

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This Graphic Shows How Much Obama Raised Your Power Bill

The average American’s electric bill has gone up 11 percent since President Barack Obama took office, according to an analysis of government data by The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF). West Virginia, saw the biggest increase in electricity prices since Obama was elected. The average state electricity price rose from 7.27 cents per kilowatt-hour in […]


Handlin, running for Senate, pitches bill to police TTF spending

She opposed the gas tax increase. Now that it passed, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13) wants to control costs for the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). Handlin is the sponsor of a new three bill package with a three prong approached to accomplishing the stated goal: (1) “Requires a revenue source for TTF projects and bonding for no […]

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