Christie Loves New Jersey — He Just Loves Oil Money More

Christie Loves New Jersey — He Just Loves Oil Money More

From his Springsteen fandom to his Jersey Shore style, nobody could possibly love the Garden State more than its governor, as he will inform you loudly and belligerently at any opportunity. The only exception is when a different kind of opportunity arises – to sell out the state’s heritage and interests to the world’s largest oil company.

ExxonMobil buried thousands of acres of Jersey waterfront and wetlands under petroleum waste, which outraged Christie’s predecessor Jim McGreevey enough to sue the company, demanding nearly $9 billion in damages.

But Christie just settled the lawsuit for a fraction of that amount.

Why would the blustering governor do something like that, especially when his administration could use the cash to clean up an enormous fiscal mess? Well, it’s easier to bully an ordinary citizen than stand up to an oil giant, of course. Especially after all those big Exxon checks showed up in the accounts of the Republican Governors Association—Chris Christie, chairman.

This morning on WNYC radio, our friend David Sirota and Debbie Mans of the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper organization explored how Christie sold out his home state, cheap. It’s the latest gripping chapter in the serial horror story of Christie’s ethics.

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr


Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Fox News Deceives Viewers About Its Own Reporter's Question To Biden (VIDEO)

Lucas Tomlinson

On the November 26 edition of Fox News Sunday, Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson declared, “The oldest president in U.S. history also continues to face questions about his age, even here in Nantucket,” followed by video of President Joe Biden reacting to a yelled question — “Mr. President, are you too old to be running for reelection?” — which was clearly Tomlinson’s own voice. In reporting the story to his Fox audience, however, Tomlinson did not make it clear that he was the one who asked the question.

Keep reading...Show less
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Many liberal and progressive pundits have been predicting a "brain drain" from red states — skillful, college-educated doctors, university professors and teachers leaving because of oppressive MAGA policies. OB-GYNs are worried about draconian anti-abortion laws; teachers and librarians are under attack from the far-right Moms for Liberty.

Keep reading...Show less
{{ }}