It’s mayor against mayor in part of Bergen County, where there’s a proposal to build a power plant. Just off busy Route 1 & 9 down an industrial part of the Meadowlands is a concrete recycling plant that could soon be transformed into a power plant burning natural gas. Spokesman Philip Swibinski says North Bergen is all for it. The majority of the 14 surrounding towns in the Meadowlands district, including Ridgefield, disagree.
Frank Felder, the head of the Rutgers Energy Institute, says the proposed plan seems to be opposite of the direction the state is heading.
“It’s not in the direction that at least New Jersey is going in, which is a much cleaner power grid,” Felder said.