February 9, 2024 | njspotlightnews.org
People packed into a Toms River hotel Thursday to hear about offshore wind plans from officials with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The open house hearing focused on the expected environmental impacts of developing six new offshore wind projects in the New York Bight. The federal agency is about eight months from releasing an environmental impact statement regarding these projects, which it says could create enough energy to power more than 2 million homes.
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NJ SEED: It will be interesting to read the BOEM report. The federal agency has some eight months to release an environmental impact statement about offshore wind farm proposals some of which may be well underway by then.