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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Contact Governor's Office on Offshore Wind Projects Bill Preemptions

S-3926/A-5894, fast-tracked legislation preempting local say over offshore wind projects, passed in both houses. This legislation would give the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) authority to preempt and supersede all necessary local approval of projects necessary to construct offshore wind projects. S-3926/A-5894 would also provide the BPU with authority to effectuate the transfer of municipal land to the offshore wind project if such land is deemed necessary to complete the project, and if the municipality and the project have not come to an agreement on the land within 180 days of the projects approval.

Because of the preemptive nature of this bill and for other reasons, the League opposes this legislation. With yesterday’s vote, the legislation now goes to Governor Murphy for his action. The League is urging our members to reach out to the Governor’s office to ask him to send these bills back to the legislature to remove preemption provisions so that they can be properly considered by all stakeholders.

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, fmarshall@njlm.org, 609-695-3481, x137.

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