OH NO – NOT AGAIN!
SAY NO TO ANOTHER NUKE TAX.

It's time to end the bailout of New Jersey's nuclear plants.

In 2019, New Jersey imposed an annual $300 million rate hike for three years on every New Jersey electricity customer to increase the profits of PSEG and its aging nuclear plants – effectively a new tax on everyone’s electric bill. Electric customers pay the tax – also called a zero emissions certificate or ZEC – even though PSEG is a profitable company and the electricity generated by these plants serve customers beyond state lines. PSEG now wants New Jersey to order consumers to continue to pay this tax for yet another three years and another almost one billion dollars.

It’s time to end the nuclear tax. Many New Jerseyans and small businesses are struggling just to get by and keep the lights on. Once was bad enough, and especially now, the last thing we need is another nuke tax taking more money from our pockets just to increase the profits of profitable energy companies.

Sign the petition. Say no to another nuclear tax.

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Say No to Another Nuclear Tax

Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to end the nuke tax and reject PSEG's petitions (Docket Nos. ER 20080557, ER 20080558, ER 20080559), to increase every consumers' electric rates to pay for additional millions of dollars in zero emission certificates to increase the profits of the companies' nuclear plants.

These nuclear plants are profitable and PSEG is a very profitable company. Many New Jerseyans and small businesses are struggling just to get by and keep the lights on. Especially now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing we need is another unnecessary nuke tax taking more money from our pockets just to increase the profits of profitable energy companies.

Say no to another nuclear tax.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]