Archive for Tag: offshore wind

Spoiler Alert: Murphy’s overhyped maiden voyage into the offshore wind industry doesn’t end well

TRENTON, N.J. – Ocean Wind 1 and Ocean Wind 2 died suddenly on Oct. 31, 2023, following a four-year battle with New Jersey Republicans, environmentalists, the fishing industry, shore residents and many, many more. They will be missed only by Gov. Phil Murphy and progressives who spent billions trying...

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Salem County lawmaker blasts Murphy’s failed Orsted deal for impact to South Jersey jobs

TRENTON, N.J. – As the only legislator living in Salem County, where Gov. Phil Murphy has promised to create jobs at the wind port, Assemblywoman Bethanne McCarthy Patrick says her residents are questioning the governor’s credibility after Orsted announced it is abandoning its offshore wind commitments in New Jersey. ...

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Assembly Republicans demand Murphy disclose financial hit to taxpayers as offshore wind project collapses

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans are demanding that Gov. Phil Murphy disclose how much taxpayer money was already spent subsidizing Democrats’ unpopular offshore wind projects. News broke late Tuesday night that Danish multinational energy company Orsted scrapped its plans to build two offshore wind projects, Ocean Wind 1 and...

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Salem County legislator slams deal increasing Danish offshore wind developer’s earnings, consumer energy bills

TRENTON, N.J. – Salem County’s only assemblywoman, Bethanne McCarthy Patrick, said she is speaking up for her constituents by speaking out on a bill diverting money, meant to offset the offshore wind costs to electricity customers, to boost the profits of Danish offshore wind developer, Orsted. The bill (A5651)...

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McClellan uses Murphy and Biden administration’s own words to expose offshore wind truths

TRENTON, N.J. – Armed with a copy of a lawsuit filed by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to stop offshore surveys conducted by the oil industry, as well as a Biden administration study and Harvard University report, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan exposed the hypocrisy of Trenton and Washington Democrats and the...

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Thomson calls for pause in offshore wind projects

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ned Thomson is joining the growing number of voices calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to halt offshore wind turbine projects until independent, thorough studies showing the potential impacts to marine life and the Jersey Shore economy are completed. Thomson – whose bill granting water farming...

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VIDEO: Something’s fishy along the coast of New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. – An unusual cluster of whale deaths. An incurious governor moving full steam ahead despite public cries to stop offshore wind exploration. This whale of a tale of technology versus nature is the topic of this “<Three” video released Wednesday by the Assembly Republican Office. ...

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Southern shore lawmakers say unprecedented whale deaths warrant suspension of offshore wind projects

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Michael Testa and Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan are intensifying calls to suspend offshore wind projects following an unprecedented number of whale deaths along the coasts of New Jersey and New York. They join a chorus of concerned elected officials and environmental and commercial...

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