Legislature sets hearing on Energy Master Plan
reprint from Politickernj.com
By Bill Mooney | August 10th, 2011 – 12:44pm
TRENTON – The Legislature is offering the public another opportunity to weigh in on the governor’s proposed Energy Master Plan.
The Assembly and Senate environment committees will meet together at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the town hall in Toms River to take testimony on the plan.
The administration had scheduled three hearings already, with two having been held and a third scheduled for Thursday at Richard Stockton College in Pomona.
When Gov. Chris Christie unveiled his plan earlier this year, it drew criticism from environmentalists who decried the reduced goal for renewables from 30 to 22.5 percent as well as the plan’s affirmation of nuclear power.
However, it drew praise from business sectors that championed its goals as realistic and supported its programs as job-creators, including expansion of a natural-gas pipeline system.
AIA New Jersey Involvement
Representatives from AIA-NJ has been at all of the public hearing to date, and will be attending this week at Stockton.