"N.J. Governor Christie Eyes Nuclear Power Subsidies, Sparks Criticism"

"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would consider a bill in his last month in office that would subsidize the state's nuclear power plants to prevent them from retiring early, sparking criticism from some energy companies and environmental and public interest groups on Friday.

Christie said at a press conference on Wednesday that he would like to see nuclear power plants continue to operate.

"I think having nuclear power in the state is an important thing to have and I think it’s important for our energy security to have it and I think it’s a positive thing from an environmental perspective to have nuclear here," Christie said."

Scott DiSavino reports for Reuters December 8, 2017.

Source: NY Times, 12/13/2017