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Protect Our Coast: Orsted’s Decision to Cease Development of Ocean Wind 1 & 2

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Ocean city NJ, Protect Our Coast issues the following official statement Orsted’s decision to cease development of Ocean Wind 1 & 2:

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Ørsted Ceases Development of its New Jersey US Offshore Wind Projects Ocean Wind 1 and 2

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Following decisions of its Board of Directors, Ørsted will cease development of the Ocean Wind 1 and 2 projects and has taken final investment decision on the Revolution Wind project. The decisions are part of an ongoing review of Ørsted’s US offshore wind portfolio.

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New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit Jersey Shore Flyover

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Atlantic City NJ, the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit and Office of Emergency Management conducted a flyover with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette was on hand to survey any damage that may have been caused by the remnants of tropical storms our coastline has experienced during this hurricane season. It was also an opportunity to look forward to what the winter season may look like for the Jersey Shore.

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Residential Electric Bills Set to Increase by 30% Due to Offshore Wind Projects

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Long Beach Island NJ, A new analysis by Save Long Beach Island, Inc. shows that New Jersey electric bill payers and taxpayers will bear heavy costs for offshore wind projects, notably a 30, 40, and 50% increase in residential, commercial, and industrial electric bills respectively for the full 11,000 megawatt program. In light of these new findings, Save LBI is calling on New Jersey policymakers to scrutinize the benefits and costs of each project proposal and the potential for future price increases.

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The New York State Public Service Commission Denies Rate Increases to Offshore Wind Developers

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Albany NY , the New York State Public Service Commission denied petitions filed by a group of offshore wind developers and a state renewable energy trade association seeking billions of dollars in additional funding for four proposed offshore wind projects and 86 land-based renewable projects.

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USCG Approved Life Jacket is Now Required to be Worn at All Times

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Mandatory Winter PFD Wear
New Regulation 13:82-1.4(f)
Hackensack NJ, Starting this November, no owner or operator of a recreational vessel less than 26 feet, including rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards shall permit its operation between November 1st and May 1st, unless each person on board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard-approved wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size while such vessel is underway. A person inside the cabin of a cabin vessel shall be exempt from this requirement.

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FOREIGN OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPERS SEEK MORE US SUBSIDIES TIME FOR A MORATORIUM AND REBOOT

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LBI NJ, under the guise of saving the planet from climate change and providing long term economic growth the federal government and the State have been extremely generous to foreign wind energy companies
with your money and environment. This generosity includes: federal tax credits, increases in electric bills, taxpayer funding of onshore support facilities, additional direct subsidies, a weakening of the
environmental impact statement process, and the potential for your children to pick up the tab for removing the turbines, substations and cabling in the future.

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Government-hired Conservationists Work on Behalf of the Offshore Wind Industry

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Ocean City NJ, Government-hired conservationists work on behalf of the offshore wind industry and we should be surprised they find no connection between their work and whale deaths? Another reason not to believe Governor Phil Murphy. Check out the new documentary.

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WHALE CONSERVATION GROUP CALLS ON NOAA TO HALT ALL OFFSHORE WIND SONAR SURVEYS AFTER DISCOVERING MITIGATIONS ARE INEFFECTIVE

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Report finds marine mammals are being exposed to much louder noise levels than NOAA has stated which could be the cause for whale deaths

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Atlantic City NJ, An investigation into recent whale deaths in the Atlantic has found that the noise produced by offshore wind sonar activities is much louder than NOAA Fisheries’ National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has reported. Consequently, the setback distances adopted by NMFS to protect ocean life from the noise are too short and place whales and other marine mammals at a high risk of encountering harmful levels.

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SAVE RIGHT WHALES BOAT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE

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BELMAR NJ, Save Right Whales, a grassroots coalition focused on protecting the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and other marine life from large-scale offshore wind energy development across the eastern seaboard, recently hosted a group of highly credentialed experts on a boat tour focused on studying the impacts that offshore wind development will have on the Jersey Shore’s ecosystem, including marine mammals, commercial and recreational fishing, shore communities, boating safety and national security interests.

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Are Wind Mills the Worst Federal “Investment” in History?

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Atlantic City NJ, thanks to supply chain blockages, the price of wind turbines has increased 40 percent over the last two years, and the industry is now saying it needs even more billions of tax dollars to survive.

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Support for Wind Farms off the Jersey Shore Continues to Decline

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Atlantic City NJ, after a female Pygmy whale stranded itself on a beach on LBI Tuesday morning, the 14th on the Jersey Shore since December. A  NJBIZ survey found that just over half of residents (54%) are in favor of developing wind farms off the state’s coast versus 40% who oppose them. That’s a stark plunge in support from a 2019 Monmouth poll on this topic, when favorability stood at 76% with just 15% opposed. From 2008 to 2011, that support was more than 80%.

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Atlantic City International Airport Named as Potential Sport to House New York Cities Illegal Immigrants

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Atlantic City NJ, the Biden administration has proposed suggestions for where New York City can house some of the 60,000 illegal immigrants .

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More NJ Taxpayer Bailouts For Wind Energy Company Orsted?

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Atlantic City NJ, on August 17th Republican Senate Leader, Senator Anthony M. Bucco blasted Democrats for approving a $1 billion bailout of foreign wind developer, Orsted, after a press release from the company indicated strong first half profits in their offshore wind business.

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Dead Humpback Whale Washes up on Atlantic Beach (68th whale to die in 38 weeks)

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In case you missed it, another whale washed ashore in Atlantic Beach this past weekend. In response, David Shanker, the New Jersey Spokesman for the Save Right Whales Coalition, shared:

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