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U.S. offers leases off Jersey
Shore for wind energy projects

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by James M. O´Neill

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Posted By:Ribicon, 7/20/2014 11:42:36 AM

The Obama administration last week announced plans to sell leases for nearly 344,000 acres of seafloor off the New Jersey coastline to companies that want to build wind energy turbines, a significant step toward the development of wind farms off the Jersey Shore. The area extends from Cape May Court House north for 60 miles to Barnegat, at least seven miles offshore. (Snip) "As the devastating effects of climate change are coming sharply into focus, we should be concentrating our resources on clean and renewable forms of energy, rather than capitulating to the deep pockets of Big Oil," said Sen.

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Ultraliberal New Jersey is about to have its beaches decorated with worthless eyesores to benefit monied, connected special interests and to drain the public treasury. Side note, why is Sen. Bob Menendez not in handcuffs?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/20/2014 12:00:02 PM     (No. 9932754)

Sorry, sea life! I wonder why leftists are so outraged by submarine sonar and have no problem with the alien vibrations of masses of windmills plugged into great swaths of the ocean floor. Why, it would almost seem they don´t actually give a hoot about the whales, sharks and fishies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/20/2014 12:03:03 PM     (No. 9932759)

Whyis bob not in handcuffs? Same reason Corzine is not in them. They´re democrats.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/20/2014 12:03:31 PM     (No. 9932760)

Has anyone mentioned this to the donut-boy as yet? Atlantic City would be ecstatic. NOT! They seem to be on the decline. Another Detroit?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/20/2014 12:20:12 PM     (No. 9932780)

Crony capitalism uber alles. The mantra of the ultra-left Nazis.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56, 7/20/2014 12:25:58 PM     (No. 9932783)

All the leases will go to Obama bundlers.

And of course, there will be a restriction to not obstruct the view of protected Democrat donors and big wigs (maybe even the Corzines) to see the dastardly things.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/20/2014 1:22:45 PM     (No. 9932822)

If my memory serves, Chris Christie actually fought against putting these inefficient whirlygigs in NJ waters and won. This is just another example of King 0bama foisting his wishes on those who dare defy him by putting them in federal water. Of course when you calculate the man hours and the materials & energy used to manufacture, install and maintain these things they should pay for themselves ........ Never.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/20/2014 1:29:49 PM     (No. 9932829)

Just wait until the New Jersey utility customers get to start paying for all that green electricity. Here´s a prediction. A power shortage is coming to the Northeast.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 7/20/2014 2:15:50 PM     (No. 9932858)

The O&M costs of wind turbines is already high....now add in the O&M costs of boats to get to them....no way this pencils out.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimS, 7/20/2014 3:22:00 PM     (No. 9932918)

Why New Jersey?
Why not off Massachusetts, New York, CT, Virginia?
Oh...those states have Dem governors

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Reply 10 - Posted by: civilservant, 7/21/2014 9:18:30 AM     (No. 9933612)

#6, in 2010 Christie signed into law the "Offshore Wind Economic Development Act" which authorised up to $100 million bucks in Ratepayer fuded subsidies for offshore development of wind power.
So nope, not only does he NOT reject this, he actively supports it..with OUR money.
Not only did he subsidize wind, he kiboshed an offshore LNG trnas-shipping platform that would have created jobs and lowered our reliance on Saudi oil.
Cuz he is a ´repooblican´.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 7/21/2014 8:05:39 PM     (No. 9934459)

Not too long ago (within the last year)there was an outfit trying to get approval for wind turbines near Atlantic City. (Fishermans Energy LLC I believe.) The economics of their proposal did not add up and their application was rejected. Not saying Krispy Kreme had anything to do with it, but the proposal was shot down twice.

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