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Bucco, DiMaio express concerns about offshore wind development and request action in letter to Democrat leadership

NEW JERSEY – Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) and Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio (R-23) sent a letter to Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin expressing concerns about the environmental and economic impacts of offshore wind development in response to recent concerns shared by Democrat leadership.

Senator Bucco and Assemblyman DiMaio encouraged Democrats to reconvene in Trenton to impose a moratorium on offshore wind development in order to increase oversight and research to preserve the marine environment and to protect taxpayers from the burden of higher energy costs associated with the project.

The Republican leaders also attached a letter from county and local elected officials in who are concerned about the negative impacts that offshore wind will have on tourism in their shore communities.

“We hope you will follow through on your promise to address these concerns and immediately reconvene the legislature so we can reach a bipartisan solution to these critical issues facing our residents,” the lawmakers wrote.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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