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NJ opposes wind turbines in Del. Bay

New Jersey environmental officials say it's a bad idea to build a wind farm in the Delaware Bay because it could threaten migratory birds and other natural treasures in the area.

NJ opposes wind turbines in Del. Bay

The Associated Press reports:

New Jersey environmental officials say it’s a bad idea to build a wind farm in the Delaware Bay because it could threaten migratory birds and other natural treasures in the area.

The Department of Environmental Protection spelled out its opposition in an Aug. 20 letter to Delsea Energy, a Toms River company that has proposed building 106 turbines in the bay.

The letter was not a formal rejection of the plan, but a courtesy to the company so it can make changes before it spends more money on the project.

The bay is a major stopover for birds that migrate along the East Coast.

New Jersey is attempting to become a leader in wind power with plans to build a $1 billion wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean about 16 miles southeast of Atlantic City. 

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