Swimming With the Devil

“The Ocean Wind Pro-NJ Grantor Trust will award $3.9 million to seven municipalities in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties in support of coastal infrastructure and resiliency projects to combat tidal flooding and erosion issues that negatively impact residents’ public health and safety.”
“The trust is a $15 million fund established by Ocean Wind 1 following its selection by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in June 2019 as New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm.”
Mayors from 30 municipalities along the Jersey Shore collectively signed a letter addressed to Murphy and Biden. The letter called for “an immediate moratorium on all offshore wind activities until an investigation is held by federal and state agencies that confidently determines these activities are not a contributing factor in the recent whale deaths.”
Mayors from the following towns signed the letter: Atlantic Highlands (R), Avon (NP), Barnegat Light (R), Bay Head (R), Beach Haven (NP), Berkley (R), Brick (D), Brielle (R), Brigantine (R), Point Pleasant Beach (R), Point Pleasant Borough (R), Deal (R), Harvey Cedars (NP), Little Egg Harbor (R), Linwood (R), Long Beach Township (NP), Mantoloking (R), Margate (NP), North Wildwood (R), Ocean City (NP), Seaside Park (R), Sea Girt (R), Ship Bottom (R), Spring Lake (D) Stafford (R), Stone Harbor (R), Toms River (R), Ventnor (R), Wildwood (NP), and Wildwood Crest (NP)
Interestingly, mayors from 5 of the towns who received money from the trust for improvement projects in their town signed the letter. These towns include: Margate (NP), North Wildwood (R), Ventnor (R), Wildwood (NP), and Little Egg Harbor (R). Two towns; Avalon (NP) and Longport (D), received money, but their mayors did not sign the letter.
For whatever reason, the mayors of the following shore towns did not sign the letter. It is unknown if they were approached, but it is interesting to note that dead whales washed up on their beaches. Cape May (NP), Asbury Park (D), Seaside Heights (D), Atlantic City (D) two dead whales, Belmar (D), Sea Bright (R), Lavallette (R), Sea Isle City (R), Long Branch (D), Bradley Beach (NP), Highlands (NP), Surf City (R), Ocean Port (D), Keansburg (NP) one dead whale, Monmouth Beach (NP), Allenhurst (NP), Loch Arbor (NP), Somers Point (R), Union Beach (R), Manasquan (D) one dead whale
Location towns/cities where dead whales washed ashore and how the mayors responded: Manasquan (did not sign), Seaside Park (signed), Brigantine (signed), Atlantic City (did not sign), Keansburg (did not sign)


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