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2018 Governor Phil Murphy Signed into law a Bill to Protect the Jersey Shore from the Potential Devastation of Offshore Drilling but not Wind Farms ?
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Atlantic City NJ, April 20, 2018 Governor Phil Murphy “signed into law a bill to protect the Jersey Shore from the potential devastation of offshore drilling. Fast forward 2021 Murphy’ signed and quietly passed new law allowing companies like Orstead to bypass authorities to do work needed for offshore wind project. The new law allows a company to bypass local opposition for offshore wind project.
What has changed from 2018? Is Governor Murphy compromised – having a vested financial interest in Wind Energy? An independent investigation is needed.