There is no doubt in my mind that the relentless and effective campaign by the people to oppose New Jersey Wind Farms has led Orsted to announce a delay of it’s Ocean Wind I project until 2026.

The citizens of New Jersey have gathered in large numbers to express their outrage about the unprecedented number of whales and dolphins dying along the coast of New Jersey.

United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew, R-NJ-2, along with New Jersey Senators Vince Polistina, R-2 and Michael Testa, R-1 … working together with a significant number of local elected officials have demonstrated true leadership in the face of a political scheme to try and implement massive wind turbines off of the New Jersey coastlines.

The wind turbines are slated to be more than 1,000 feet tall.

Congressman Van Drew said the following about the Orsted delay announcement:

"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 themselves, the people of South Jersey began to speak out. Today is a culmination of that effort, but we won't stop here.”

"These projects are profit-driven, damaging to our oceans, negatively impact our national security, and cause utility bills to skyrocket. I will continue to fight for the people of South Jersey, and I am proud to stand arm-in-arm with them in this fight,” said Van Drew.

The delay to 2026 is an interesting development, because there very well may be a Republican Governor in New Jersey and Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress and a new President may be in place.

Meaning that the political environment could be very different at the point Orsted may be looking to implement their Wind Farm project.

For example, Jack Ciatterelli is the leading candidate to be the next Governor of New Jersey.

Ciatterelli has confirmed to me that he does not favor this project and wants proper studies to be conducted as to why so many mammals have washed ashore dead.

Heed Van Drew’s message. Enjoy this victory, but, keep a watchful eye on what may come next.

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