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Congressman Van Drew Slams BOEM's Environmental Impact Statement of Offshore Wind

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement in response to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Shores Project 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. The completion of these projects would result in up to 200 wind turbines covering over 100,000 acres of the Jersey…

Congressman Van Drew Responds to Governor Murphy's Disingenuous Remarks About Offshore Wind

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Washington, DC - This week, Governor Murphy delivered his budget address where he made the ignorant statement that he is "not getting any more complaints [about offshore wind]; there must be no whales 40 miles offshore." In response, Congressman Van Drew released the following statement about the Governor's disingenuous remarks regarding offshore wind…

Congressman Van Drew Joins Fox News Following the Announcement of Approval for Two Offshore Wind Projects in NJ

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew joined Fox News' Martha MacCallum following the announcement that Governor Murphy's New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved two offshore wind projects in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. "In all of my time in public service I have never seen projects as destructive for the state of New Jersey as these massive offshore wind…

Congressman Van Drew Slams Gov. Murphy After Announcement of Ex-Staffer to Head New Offshore Wind Advocacy Group

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew slammed Governor Murphy after reporting that his former acting deputy chief of staff will lead a new offshore wind advocacy group, the New Jersey Offshore Wind Alliance, and sent the Governor and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) a letter questioning an emergency meeting set for this week to approve additional offshore…

HEARING ADVISORY: Rep. Van Drew to Attend Offshore Wind Industrialization Hearing

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Ocean City, MD - Congressman Van Drew (R-NJ) will be participating in a field hearing in Ocean City, Maryland on January 20, 2024, at 2:00 PM EST, examining the effects offshore wind industrialization is having on our environment, marine life, and economy. The purpose of the hearing is to hear public testimony from experts in industries affected by offshore wind followed by…

Congressman Van Drew Announces MASSIVE Win for South Jersey as Orsted Abandons Offshore Wind Projects

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew celebrates Orsted's, a Danish wind giant, cancellation of its offshore wind projects in South Jersey, Ocean Wind 1 and 2. "These Green New Deal style wind farms were bad for our economy, our environment, and would have been a complete disaster for hardworking middle-class families in South Jersey," said Congressman Van Drew. "From the…

Orsted Delays First New Jersey Wind Farm Until 2026

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New Jersey - Congressman Van Drew released the following statement after Orsted announced that it will be delaying its Ocean Wind I project until 2026. "While this is a victory, we cannot take the pressure off of these companies. Offshore wind projects have been nothing more than money grabs for global elites," said Congressman Van Drew. "Once the facts presented…

Rep. Van Drew Applauds Rhode Island for Rejecting Offshore Wind Proposal, Slams Governor Murphy for Siding with Foreign-Owned Companies

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew applauded Rhode Island for rejecting an expensive and aggressive proposal for an expansive offshore wind project in the state that did not include enough economic benefits relative to the cost.  "Unlike the state of New Jersey, where Governor Murphy and state Democrats have opened their arms to the idea of foreign-owned companies…

Congressman Van Drew Joins Chairman Westerman on Natural Resources in Leading Letter to GAO Requesting Offshore Wind Study

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) joined Chairman Bruce Westerman on Natural Resources (AR-04), Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), and Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) in leading a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting that they conduct a study on the impacts of offshore wind development on the North Atlantic Planning Area,…

Offshore Wind: National Security is the Price We Will Pay

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement after the Pentagon sounded the alarms on how the development of offshore wind farms will affect our national security.  "During my field hearing in South Jersey last month, my colleagues and I highlighted the adverse effects offshore wind development would have on various sectors and industries, from…