Sea Girt objects to wind turbine
"To tell me that I can't fly a kite or throw a Frisbee on the beach, but you want to put up a 400-foot, industrial, 1.5-megawatt wind turbine, is environmentally hypocritical," Plaia said, referring to the DEP's restrictions on beach activity, which have been imposed in Sea Girt to protect the birds.
A dozen residents also brought up concerns about noise, dangerous accidents and plummeting property values.
September 8, 2010
by Graelyn Brashear
in Asbury Park Press
SEA GIRT - In front of a crowd of about 200 Sea Girt and Manasquan residents and joined by state legislators, the Borough Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday night objecting to the construction of a federally funded wind turbine at the state-owned National Guard Training Center just south of the borough.
The resolution was approved in response to an outpouring of concern from borough residents over the proposed 406-foot turbine, which many believe will pose threats to their safety and well-being and will be damaging to the environment and property values.
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