Sweeney: Preserving nuclear plants is critical for N.J.

Salem Nuclear Power Plant

STEPHEN SWEENEY / SOUTH JERSEY TIMES – America’s nuclear industry is struggling. Around the country, depressed wholesale electricity prices are driving productive nuclear power plants out of business. New Jersey’s Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants could be next — and that would mean higher energy bills, increased air pollution and thousands of lost jobs.

The need to act is urgent. That’s why I proposed legislation last month to provide a safety net for New Jersey’s nuclear energy, and it is why I will push for its enactment early this year …

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