Column as submitted by Rep. Jon Runyan:
I write to cordially invite you to a public meeting that I am hosting along with Lacey, Ocean, and Barnegat Townships about the regional impact of the closure of the Oyster Creek power generation facility. The meeting will take place on September 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lacey Township Middle School, 660 Denton Ave., Forked River, NJ 08731. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential options and opportunities moving forward.
Officials from local, county, and State government, businesses and business organizations and members of the public are encouraged to attend to help us begin this important discussion. The Meeting will include speakers, including local officials, professional engineers and planners from Birdsall Services Group, and representatives from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Planning Advocacy.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jeff Brabant of my staff at 202-225-4765. Oyster Creek is a major provider for both jobs and electricity for Ocean County, and the planning process must begin in order to ensure a smooth transition to a post Oyster Creek economy and community.
Member of Congress