Opinion

More Reasons To Conserve: The Many Costs Of Electricity

The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 directed the U.S. Department of Energy to designate large geographic areas for “National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors.” Within these corridors, power companies can bypass environmental laws and gain approval to build new high-voltage interstate transmission lines, even on environmentally sensitive and protected lands.

Back To The Future For Energy Policy

Too much heat and too little light are being generated right now inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway on the issue of global warming. Some electric utilities and allies in the coal and nuclear industries claim that only coal or nuclear reactors can meet future energy needs and combat global climate change. They say there is no other way.

How To Avoid The Havoc Halloween Candy Can Create In Your Mouth

Have you seen them? The stacks of Halloween candy in the stores? Have you thought about what all that candy can do to your children’s teeth and your teeth? In today’s economy, no one wants to spend extra money visiting the dentist because of cavities!

Health Reform On A Dime

While Washington once again debates reforming our health care reform system, the states have marched on. Washington-based proposals, like those currently before Congress, are too expensive and ignore the fact that most Americans don’t want and are concerned about a big-government takeover of the U.S. health care system.

Criticism Of Obama Based On “Green” Issue

The Star Ledger, along with the liberal left, equates criticism of President Obama’s policies with racism because he is a black man. The old timers at the Star Ledger need to be reminded that this is New Jersey in 2009, not Birmingham in 1959. The world has changed.

Five Steps To A “Greener” Car

It doesn’t matter if the car you’re driving is new or old, big or small. Driving technique and proper vehicle maintenance go a long way toward protecting the environment. By following five simple steps, you can do your part by improving gas mileage, which will also save money at the pump.