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4 Reasons New Jersey Killed Wind Power Farm

4 Reasons New Jersey Killed Wind Power Farm
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Chris Christie signed the state’s Offshore Wind Economic Development Act in 2010, but New Jersey has little to show for it.

A proposal to build six wind turbines by a Cape May company was rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Wednesday for financial reasons.

An Associated Press story in Westport News reports that the state BPU has turned down a bid from Fishermen's Energy to build a windmill farm three miles off the coast of Atlantic City, citing higher electric bills for ratepayers. "We have the potential to be a national leader, but we're quickly falling behind neighboring states,” said Doug O’Malley from Environment New Jersey. “You can't be an off-shore wind leader if you're not building turbines."

 

N.J. Environment: What We Still Don't Know About Fracking

N.J. Environment: What We Still Don't Know About Fracking
BY RUSH HOLT
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM N.J.'S 12TH DISTRICT
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Fracking – short for “hydraulic fracturing” – is a drilling process that involves shattering the ground with a ...

Eliminating Telephone Landlines: N.J. Lawmakers Attempt to Delay the Move

Eliminating Telephone Landlines: N.J. Lawmakers Attempt to Delay the Move
BY ALEXIS BUSSEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Not all New Jersey residents have made the switch to using cell phones, which is why a pair of New Jersey democrats are sponsoring legislation in attempt to delay ...

N.J. Weather: Another Warm-Up on the Way

N.J. Weather: Another Warm-Up on the Way
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
FORECAST DISCUSSION

Another warm up is on the way for the New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan area! However, while temperatures will reach ab...

Oh, Deer, What’s Going On? Those White-Tailed Creatures are Everywhere in N.J.

Oh, Deer, What’s Going On? Those White-Tailed Creatures are Everywhere in N.J.
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE STATE WE'RE IN

New Jerseyans know deer. They’ve hit them while driving, come down with Lyme disease, or had their gardens ravaged by hungry deer. ...

Expensive Anti-Spying Smartphones Hit the Shelves

Expensive Anti-Spying Smartphones Hit the Shelves
BY NIKKI DESHANE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you had to put a price on your personal security, how much would it cost? Nowadays many Americans are concerned with the idea of the government listening in on ...

Too Toxic to Ignore? Ban of Fracking Waste Advanced by N.J. Senate

Too Toxic to Ignore? Ban of Fracking Waste Advanced by N.J. Senate
BY BRETT POUSER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Monday, March 17, a state senate committee advanced a bill that would prohibit the storage and treatment of chemical by-products resulting from the natural gas e...

N.J. Weather: Temperature Roller Coaster Continues

N.J. Weather: Temperature Roller Coaster Continues
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
FORECAST DISCUSSION

Tranquil conditions will return today as high pressure over the Southeast continue to shift off the coast, transporting a much warmer air mass...

N.J. Moves Forward on Limiting Capacity of Gun Magazines

N.J. Moves Forward on Limiting Capacity of Gun Magazines
BY TOM HESTER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Lou Greenwald, Annette Quijano, Albert Coutinho, Tim Eustace, Gordon Johnson and Mila Jasey to ban th...

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