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Hundreds of Sea Girt residents, many sporting red "No wind turbine" T-shirts, attended the meeting to voice their concerns about the National Guard Training Center's [NGTC] proposed wind turbine. ...In response to the recent outpouring of opposition, the borough council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution "strongly opposing" the proposed erection of a large-scale wind turbine at the NGTC.
Bill Heller told me the windmill in question would be 75 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. I could see the statue looming on the other side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. And if you can see the statue from Union Beach, that means this windmill would be visible from most of the New York Bay. ...It's a symbol the residents don't want, said Borough Councilman Lou Andreuzzi.
Members of the Union Beach Police Department were called to calm a raucous meeting of the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) on July 19 after a discussion about the authority's proposed 380-foot-tall wind turbine turned aggressive. Two Union Beach residents who live in close proximity to the 24-acre wastewater management facility expressed opposition to the turbine's construction and vocalized their anger.
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution opposing construction of a 380-foot-tall industrial wind turbine ...The freeholders are also calling for further public health and safety studies to be conducted before construction can go forward.
Burry said the board is not opposed to wind power, but rather questioned the appropriateness of locating the "extremely invasive structure" near residential neighborhoods. John Curran, president of the Hazlet Area Quality of Life Alliance, thanked the freeholders for their support on the issue.
Construction of a 1.5-megawatt industrial wind turbine in Union Beach will be erected by January 2011, pending two new bird and bat impact studies, officials from the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA) said last week. ...More than 40 residents of Union Beach and Hazlet urged BRSA commissioners to reevaluate the public health risks for its proposed 1.5-megawatt project at the meeting.
A report detailing the findings is due to be released in July, but Department of Environmental Protection officials said that preliminary findings show there would be "negligible impacts to bird, fish and marine mammal life." The $7 million, two-year study looked at marine life over 75 miles from Barnegat Bay to Cape May and delved into how it may be affected by turbines.
Five 300-foot-tall windmills could soon anchor the Hudson County skyline and provide clean energy to a portion of the Port of New York and New Jersey and some local neighborhoods.
New Jersey's plans for large offshore wind farms may be delayed into the next decade as new federal permitting rules will require seven to nine years to scrutinize the environmental impact and engineering feasibility ...The criteria developed by the federal Minerals Management Service earlier this year could jeopardize a project to build hundreds of turbines 20 miles off the coast of Atlantic City.
Robert Burke, the owner of Wayne Auto Spa on Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike, asked Superior Court Judge Donald Volkert Jr. to overturn the Wayne Planning Board's September 2008 unanimously vote rejecting his application. Through his attorneys, Burke asked the judge to set aside that decision and order the township to issue construction permits within 30 days for the electricity-generating turbine.
Pompton Lakes officials are considering a proposal to turn the contaminated 600-acre DuPont site into a renewable energy farm with wind turbines and rows of solar panels. It is the latest idea about what to do with the site after heavy metals, solvents and other toxic chemicals are removed from the property over the next few years.
Ditzel is one of a small group of residents who have been unhappy with Ocean Gate's new wind turbine. ...It was built in November across the street from Ditzel's home. She said she has been tormented by the near-constant sound of the turbine's "scraping and swooshing" and a flickering, strobe-light effect from the sun reflecting off its rotating blades.
The spectacle of diving horses and high-wire acts are an iconic part of the Steel Pier's past, but the pier's president is looking toward the future - green energy, carbon neutral initiatives - to provide new excitement for visitors. A proposal to build at least five wind turbines on the resort's famed amusement pier is another step closer to happening, after the state Senate voted Monday to allow wind-dependent energy facilities on Atlantic City piers.
Despite conditional approval granted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a 1.5- megawatt industrial wind turbine, the Hazlet Area Quality of Life Alliance (HAQLA) and the Hazlet Environmental Commission (HEC) will host informational forums about wind energy and public health effects the turbines may pose to residents of the region.
Construction of a 1.5-megawatt industrial wind turbine along the coastline in Union Beach will be completed by the end of 2010, according to officials from the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority (BRSA). "We have conditional approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection [NJDEP]," said Robert Fischer, executive director of BRSA.
I am adamantly opposed to the construction of a wind turbine here in Union Beach. It will be an eyesore that will degrade the beauty and quality of life in town and negatively affect property values. ("Union Beach residents oppose $7.7M wind turbine," Dec. 8.)
Residents here are finally noticing the tall tower rising from the marsh near the bayshore, and questions abound. At Monday's township committee meeting, many wanted to know why construction of the device used to measure wind velocity and the feasibility of a wind farm in the area never came before the planning board. ...Riland said there will be a lot of environmental and wildlife issues. "It could be 10 years in the future. There will be a whole lot of obstacles," he said.
Residents of this Bayshore town say they're not ready to give up their fight. They are trying to stop the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's proposed electricity-producing wind turbine. More than 80 Union Beach residents attended the Borough Council's Dec. 3 meeting. ...90 percent strongly opposed construction of the estimated 360-foot-high wind turbine.
No wind turbine in my backyard. That was the sentiment of most of the residents who spoke Thursday night on the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority's proposed 360-foot energy-producing wind turbine. Roughly 40 people attended a special meeting of the Borough Council called to hear residents views about the plan. Many proclaimed loud and clear that they want no part of such a structure in their neighborhood.
The Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority has hired an engineering management firm to oversee the bidding process in the construction of its proposed 360-foot energy producing wind turbine, officials said. ...Union Beach officials have opposed the turbine project, sending a formal objection in writing to the state Department of Environmental Protection in September.