An administrative law judge yesterday rejected a $111 million, 10-mile, high-voltage line by Jersey Central Power & Light in Monmouth County, handing residents a rare victory in what is usually a losing battle: opposing transmission projects. In stinging language, the judge, Gail Cookson, rebuked the utility for failing to demonstrate the project is needed, for not… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 9th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, New Jersey, R.A.G.E., Residents Against Giant Electric | Comments Off on Judge Blocks JCP&L High-Voltage Line, Rebukes Utility on Project Plan
By Middletown Township Committeeman Tony Fiore
On March 29th, thousands of residents and local elected officials from Monmouth County will converge upon the Collins Arena at Brookdale to speak against the proposed Monmouth County Reliability Project as proposed by First Energy and its subsidiary JCP&L. This additional hearing called for by Office of Administrative Law Judge Gail Cookson, follows a meeting held on January 25th at Middletown High School North where thousands attended and many were turned away. As an elected official in Middletown who will not have the opportunity to speak at this meeting per the Judge’s request, I will not remain silent with the question I would have asked Judge Cookson: What’s the point of this hearing?admin | Filed under: JCP&L, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tony Fiore | Tags: First Energy, JCP&L, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, OAL Judge Gail Cookson, Office of Administrative Law, RAGE, Tony Fiore | 7 Comments »
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NEWARK, N.J.—Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) testified today before the New Jersey Transit Corporation Board of Directors in an effort to convince the agency to reject the Jersey Central Power & Light Co (JCP&L) application to utilize the transit agency’s right-of-way for the proposed “Monmouth County Reliability Project.” JCP&L has proposed the 10-mile-long transmission line be placed through residential neighborhoods along NJT’s North Jersey Coast line, creating an undue burden for large numbers of people in five Monmouth County municipalities.
“Some may argue that there is little or no adverse health link to exposure to the electromagnetic fields created by these high-voltage lines, and may produce select studies that suggest that,” said Smith, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on global health in his expert testimony. “But there is statistically relevant evidence–including studies–that suggest otherwise.”admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, JCP&L, Monmouth County News | Tags: Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, New Jersey Board of Public Utlities, Press Release, RAGE | 3 Comments »
Senators Joe Kyrillos and Jennifer Beck announced this morning that they have introduced three resolutions in State Senate in opposition to the JCP&L project known as the Monmouth Reliability Project.
The project would drive a 230-kV transmission line on 140-foot-tall monopole towers on a nearly 10-mile path from Aberdeen to Red Bank, cutting through Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown and across the Navesink River with sight exposure to Fair Haven and Rumson.admin | Filed under: JCP&L, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News | Tags: JCP&L, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Reliability Project, RAGE, Sen Jennifer Beck, Sen Joe Kyrillos | 4 Comments »