Bill to financially rescue NJ’s nuclear plants gets hearing
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are set to consider a ratepayer-financed rescue package for New Jersey’s nuclear power plants that also calls for clean-energy initiatives.
A Democrat-led state Senate committee has scheduled a hearing on the legislation for Monday. A vote to advance the bill is expected.
The hearing comes after the Chris Christie-era bail-out legislation was changed last month to reflect Gov. Phil Murphy’s requests for environmental measures.
Christie, the Republican former governor, rejected the prospect of such measures, but Murphy, a Democrat, says he wants them included.