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New Jersey Revives Plan for Wind Farm Off Atlantic City Coast

  • The four turbines are scheduled to be operational in 2020
  • Sierra Club opposes project, saying it’s too close to shore
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New Jersey lawmakers have revived a long-stalled plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City.

Both houses of the state Legislature approved a bill Thursday allowing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reconsider a 24-megawatt project by Fishermen’s Energy LLC that was rejected under Republican Governor Chris Christie. The measure gives regulators 90 days to act on Fishermen’s application, which will be filed in May, the company’s secretary Paul Gallagher said.