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Nearly 40 NJ Advocates Remain Steadfast in Support of Offshore Wind

November 1, 2023

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Nearly 40 NJ Advocates Remain Steadfast in Support of Offshore Wind

Despite Ørsted's disappointing setback, New Jersey advocates stand united in their unwavering support for responsibly developed offshore wind projects. The urgency to transition to clean, renewable energy is an irreversible reality. In a world of warming temperatures and extreme weather in likely the hottest year on record, maintaining the status quo of fossil fuel generation is not an option as the cost of climate inaction is undeniably high. Offshore wind will remain one crucial piece to New Jersey’s clean energy puzzle. It promises energy independence, creation of local, family-sustaining jobs, continued investments in workforce development, and increased public health, particularly for those disproportionately impacted by fossil fuel pollution.

There are inevitable hurdles in any new industry and global economic headwinds, but there is no doubt that the winds of progress continue to blow. We already know that offshore wind can be built responsibly as demonstrated by the continued construction of neighboring states’ South Fork and Vineyard Wind projects. We eagerly anticipate the third round of offshore wind project awards and remain steadfast in support of New Jersey achieving 100% clean energy.

SIGNATORIES Rev. Ronald Tuff, GreenFaith

Jay Mehta, Jobs to Move America Alex Cornell du Houx, Elected Officials to Protect America

Robert Freudenberg, Regional Plan Association

Doug O’Malley, Environment New Jersey

Richard Lawton, NJ Sustainable Business Council

Anjuli Ramos-Busot, NJ Sierra Club

Nicole Miller, MnM Consulting

Newark Green Team

Capt. Paul Eidman, Anglers for Offshore Wind

Laura Fenster Rothschild, Isles

Marcus Sibley, New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition

Dominique Lueckenhoff, Hugo Neu

Mary Barber, New Jersey, Environmental Defense Fund

Maria Lopez-Núñez, Ironbound Community Corporation

Tobias A. Fox, Newark Science and Sustainability, Inc.

Antoinette Miles, NJ Working Families Party

Tom Gilbert, NJ Conservation Foundation

Drew Tompkins, Jersey Renews

Deb Coyle, NJ Work Environment Council

Amber Hewett, National Wildlife Federation

Dan Quinlan, Clinicians for Climate Action New Jersey

Louis Kimmel, New Labor

Jennifer M. Coffey, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions

Jerry Szucs,

Carolyn Rush, Congressional Candidate for NJ CD2

Cortney Koenig Worrall, Waterfront Alliance

Alex Ireland, New Jersey Audubon

Winn Khuong, Action Together New Jersey

Greg Remaud, NY/NJ Baykeeper

Jody Stewart, New Jersey Resource Project

Tenisha Malcolm, Urban Mayors Policy Center/New Jersey Urban Mayors Association, John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy & Research, Kean University

Brooke Helmick, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance

Amy Goldsmith, Clean Water Action David Pringle, EmpowerNJ

Ed Potosnak, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters

Crystal Orr, Urban League of Union County

Phil Echevarria, The Nature Conservancy

Kim Gaddy, South Ward Environmental Alliance

Diana Mejia, Wind of the Spirit, Immigrant Resource Center

Heidi Yeh, Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Charles Loflin, UU Faith Action NJ

Eric Miller, Natural Resources Defense Council

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