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By Raymond | July 17th, 2014 - 5:43pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Frank Pallone issued the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s announcement of the proposed lease sale for nearly 344,000 acres off of the New Jersey coast for commercial wind energy development. Pallone, a long-time proponent of wind energy, keynoted the Energy Ocean conference in Atlantic City this past June:

“I am pleased that the Department of the Interior is moving ahead to pursue energy development in the Atlantic from renewable resources.  Here in New Jersey, we are uniquely positioned to take advantage of our vast coastline to produce clean, renewable energy.  By working to harness the natural wind power off of our shores, New Jersey can lead the way in building a far more sustainable energy industry right here at home. 

“Wind energy development also has the potential to create jobs, while simultaneously expanding our domestic clean energy resources.  These projects are the future of energy policy in our country, and I am glad that the Department of the Interior continues to recognize and support this innovative work.”

The Back Room

Asbury Park Press corrects Williams error in Christie report

The Asbury Park Press last night mopped up after NBC anchor Brian Williams overreached when he said the feds had cleared Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing in a federal investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 19th

NBC News: Federal charges ruled out for Christie in Bridgegate scandal NBC News tonight is reporting that federal investigators say after nine months of investigating Bridgegate there is 'no evidence" that Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge about any politically motivated scheme around the bridge lane closures at the...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

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(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
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