Energy


Will Trump Administration Give PSEG – Other Utilities – Nuclear Subsidies?

Hope Creek nuclear generating station The Trump administration is proposing to bolster the fortunes of coal and nuclear power plants, a step aimed at averting early shutdown of units across the nation, including some in New Jersey. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked a federal agency Friday to draw up new regulations to compensate so-called […]


Controversial $180M pipeline clears last major hurdle in Pinelands vote

TRENTON — Amid whistles, cowbells and shouts from opponents, the proposal of a controversial cross-state pipeline cleared its last major hurdle Thursday as it received the blessing of New Jersey’s Pinelands Commission. The Southern Reliability Link, a 28-mile long, $180 million natural gas pipeline proposed by New Jersey Natural Gas, was approved by the Pinelands […]


Weinberg-style Democrats don’t want ‘clean’ energy; they might want Flintstones cars!

President Barack Obama took a half-hearted approach to tackling the oil-by-rail boom during his years in office, Save Jerseyans, because some BIG money liberals (like Warren Buffett and Tom Steyer) have made fortunes off of the dangerous practice (side note: Obama was a magnet for Big Oil cash). THAT is why, curiously enough, so many […]

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This N.J. candidate isn’t giving up on the gas tax fight

The vote went down last October. Neither major party gubernatorial candidate is talking repeal. But Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer isn’t done fighting New Jersey’s uber-controversial gas tax. Linda Greenstein, the Democrat incumbent and Schirmer’s opponent, joined the majority and voted to raise our state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon.  “I’m […]

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Christie Administration Opposes Trump Plan to Drill in Atlantic

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen DEP Commissioner Bob Martin The Christie administration yesterday renewed its opposition to any plans to open the waters off the Jersey coast to oil and gas exploration, a move being considered by the federal government. In a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New […]




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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