Gathering Promotes Responsible Offshore Wind Development

Gathering Promotes Responsible Offshore Wind Development / The SandPaper / 5/26/22 May 26, 2022 By Gina G. Scala Ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which is predicted to be above average this year, a networking event for proponents of responsible offshore wind development offered local residents and statewide activists the opportunity Read More »

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Scores New York Bight Lease Area

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Scores New York Bight Lease Area / The SandPaper / 3/2/22 By Gina G. Scala One of the six companies that successfully bid for a slice of the 488,000 acres of offshore wind energy leases in the New York Bight last month already has plans in place to construct the largest Read More »

New Jersey Resource Project Wins Grant From COVID-19 Response Fund

New Jersey Resource Project Wins Grant From COVID-19 Response Fund / The SandPaper / 2/9/22 By Victoria Ford The New Jersey Resource Project has won a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of South Jersey for housing support services, the foundation announced Monday. NJRP comes under the New Jersey Organizing Project, a community advocacy organization Read More »

We support responsibly developed offshore wind in NJ

We support responsibly developed offshore wind in NJ / Asbury Park Press / 12/10/21 Your Turn by Lisa Campanella Guest columnist Offshore wind in New Jersey is a hot topic these days — and it’s no wonder. New projects are being greenlit and many are concerned, from those that worry our beautiful shorelines may suffer Read More »

Opinion: Offshore Wind Power can be done safely.

Opinion: Offshore Wind Power can be done safely / Press of Atlantic City / 8/15/21 I’ve spent my life loving the state of New Jersey, a place that seems to be the perpetual underdog no matter how many artists, athletes and geniuses we’ve produced and nurtured. No matter where you go in the world, the saltwater taffy Read More »

Win/Win Wind

Win/Win Wind / The SandPaper / 6/16/21 To the Editor: Recently I’ve been hearing negative comments about the offshore wind energy project. People are saying they “heard” that the windmills will kill migratory birds and will have a negative impact on commercial and recreational fishing. None of this is true. First, I’d like to say Read More »

What does Offshore Wind that Works for Our Communities look like?

The Jersey Shore is unique and special. Some of us call it home, some of us visit it frequently. All of us benefit from the tourism and fishing economies.  Over the last 10 years we have seen severe weather become more frequent, our local businesses struggle and many of our communities are already living with Read More »

O.C. must be sustainable

O.C. must be sustainable / Press of Atlantic City / 4/18/21 Don’t allow solar to cover prime NJ farmland Expanding New Jersey’s use of solar power and other clean energy sources and decreasing reliance on dirty fossil fuel is essential. What isn’t essential is asking the nation’s most densely populated state — where precious open Read More »

To the Editor: For the Greater Good

To the Editor: For the Greater Good / The SandPaper / 4/14/21 To the Editor: In reply to the letter by Ken McKelvey, age 21, “Work for Wind” (3/31), it warms my heart to see letters from the younger members of our community taking a stand on the problems affecting our coastal community. Sea level Read More »

Meet our Community Captains!

Five years before COVID-19 hit, the New Jersey Resource Project was formed to respond to what had been New Jersey’s biggest disaster – Superstorm Sandy.  We learned a tremendous amount about the lasting impact of disaster on our physical, mental, and economic well being and what can be done to mitigate those impacts.  In early Read More »