At energy policy meeting, Rose fights with cabinet and walks away

One of Governor Jon Corzine’s goals for 2008 is a new state energy plan – that’s one of the reasons he opted to attend a global warming conference in Portugal the week before the November mid-term elections. So far, the odds of Corzine achieving a successful energy plan appear slim – because of infighting within his administration.

A meeting of key administration officials last week did not go especially well: Corzine policy advisor Gary Rose wound up having quite a fight with two cabinet members – Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa Jackson and Board of Public Utilities President Jeanne Fox. The hot-headed Rose, my way or the highway kind of guy, wound up screaming at the cabinet members before he stormed out of the room.

At energy policy meeting, Rose fights with cabinet and walks away