Wind fails to impress Lonegan

Americans for Prosperity, Steve Lonegan’s group, fired off a release this afternoon, criticizing Gov. Chris Christie for signing a bill last week to support windmill technology in New Jersey.

“The governor is on the wrong side of this issue,” said Lonegan. “If he’s concerned about New Jersey’s economy then he ought to stop promoting cap-and-trade and left-wing energy policies like subsidizing windmill projects that do not work.”

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to Wind fails to impress Lonegan

  1. leroy brown says:

    I agree, the issue on the table should be drilling our oil to start getting us away from the foreign oil company’s. This would create permanent jobs and eventually bring prices to a realistic place to encourage business and travel.

  2. Pravelon says:

    Drilling more oil isn’t a good solution. It all goes on the world market and is subject to the same up and down pricing dictated by market speculators. By manipulating production, OPEC is still calling the shots on pricing. The real solution to foreign oil dependency is to stop using oil. Additionally, as existing wells dry up, new drilling takes place in ever-riskier venues—the mile-deep Deepwater Horizon/BP incident being the latest example. Subsidized ethanol, coal, and nuclear projects have cost tax-payers billions over other decades and have proved to be environmentally unsound alternatives. With renewables, such as solar and wind, there is a known start-up cost and a known equipment life-cycle, which should keep costs controllable.

  3. Ken Bank says:

    HuffingtonPost had a great investigative report on Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in America, and the Koch family using their billions to subsidise extreme rightwingers like Americans For Prosperity. I would love to see how much Koch money is financing New Jersey AFP’s poster boy, Steve Lonegan, and his anti-Christie crusade.

    I wonder how much that Koch money would keep flowing if Lonegan didn’t differentiate himself from Christie and the GOP establishment.

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