Officials oppose wind power on Delaware Bay

September 2, 2009 4:51:44 AM PDT
New Jersey environmental officials say it's a bad idea to build a wind farm in the Delaware Bay because it could threaten migratory birds and other natural treasures in the area. The Environmental protection Department spelled out its opposition in an Aug. 20 letter to Delsea Energy. The Toms River company has proposed building 106 turbines in the bay.

The letter was not a formal rejection of the plan, but a courtesy to the company so it can make changes before it spends more money on the project.

The bay is a major stopover for birds that migrate along the East Coast.

New Jersey is attempting to become a leader in wind power. There's a plan to build a $1 billion wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean about 16 miles southeast of Atlantic City.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com


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