Statement from AENJ Executive Director, Ron Morano, on NJTransit/FTA
Record of Decision on NJTransit Resiliency Power Plant
(Ewing, NJ)- Ron Morano, Executive Director of Affordable Energy for New Jersey, released the following statement about yesterday’s “Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision” from New Jersey Transit and the Federal Transportation Authority on building a resiliency power plant in the Meadowlands for New Jersey Transit.
“Time and again, affordable and reliable natural gas has been the solution to New Jersey’s ever-changing energy needs. The Affordable Energy for New Jersey coalition applauds New Jersey Transit and the Federal Transportation Authority — whose statement of decision yesterday is another step forward to real resiliency for NJTransit and its ridership. This wasn’t a decision they took lightly; they looked at options such as wind and solar, and none met the test. In the end, natural gas won the day because it’s the smart and prudent way to power New Jersey.”