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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. Clients NJ Shore Municipalities Continue to Oppose Offshore Wind Projects

Asbury Park Press

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. represents Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, Barnegat Light, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Brigantine, and Ventnor City (the Shore Municipalities), as they continue to oppose offshore wind projects that Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC proposes to build just miles from Long Beach Island and nearby shore towns.  In furtherance of those efforts, Pashman Stein filed a public comment letter on behalf of the Shore Municipalities addressing New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) planned fourth solicitation for offshore wind projects to be constructed off the New Jersey coast, which was covered extensively by the press.

The Shore Municipalities contend that if Atlantic Shores were to receive increased Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) pricing under the fourth solicitation, electricity rates would be substantially higher than the under prior BPU approval. The Shore Municipalities also submitted a recently-obtained analysis of the anticipated impact of the project on tourism, which estimates that the turbines would cause a $650 million annual economic loss, and a loss of more than 6,000 jobs.

This letter follows the October 23, 2023 filing of a supplemental comment letter by Pashman Stein on behalf of Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, Barnegat Light, Surf City, Harvey Cedars, Brigantine Beach, with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which is separately considering whether the Atlantic Shores project is consistent with New Jersey’s coastal zone management rules. The initial comment letter was filed with NJDEP on June 29, 2023.

For a copy of the press release, click here.

For an article in the Shore News, click here Shore Towns Unite in Fight Against Phil Murphy's Offshore Wind Projects (

To read the Asbury Park Press article, click here.

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