Adler: End State Delays To Windmill Project

Senator John Adler, D-Cherry Hill, the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reads the list of nominees on the Senate floor.

TRENTON – Senator John H. Adler. a key member of the State Senate Environment Committee, today said the State Board of Public Utilities should stop imposing “paralysis by analysis” and expedite approval of a windmill project off the coast of New Jersey.

Senator Adler, D-Cherry Hill, released the following statement after the BPU said it was delaying a planned August signoff on the windmill project until at least October 2nd.

“It’s unconscionable for the State bureaucracy to be blocking approvals when families and businesses are suffering daily from outrageous energy costs. It’s time to expedite approvals for the offshore windmill project. Other countries have had offshore windmill farms for years. But New Jersey government is moving too slowly or not at all by imposing paralysis by analysis. It shouldn’t be so hard to act.

“It seems as though there’s too much wind in the Newark offices of the BPU and not enough determination to get offshore windmills tested promptly. It’s nice to have a master plan calling for 1,000 megawatts of electricity through wind power. But let’s first get the 350-megawatt project in motion. Waiting for perfection is crushing to these worthy initiatives.”