Statement from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto regarding the nuclear bill:
“I never promised to post this bill. I only agreed to hear testimony on it so all sides could have their voices heard. That testimony clearly showed there are many concerns from consumers, environmentalists and businesses about this proposed legislation and its impact on New Jersey ratepayers. That’s why this bill and its considerable subsidy was never posted for a vote in the Assembly.
“No bill is being held hostage, and to make such a claim is a ridiculous exaggeration. PSE&G itself has said the nuclear plants are turning a profit and will for at least two more years. The supporters of this complex bill are of course free to continue working on it with PSE&G, soon-to-be Governor Murphy and the incoming legislative leadership to ensure that – when all is said and done – any legislation is completely in the public’s best interest.”