New Jersey regulators take new look at wind, gas projects

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators are taking a second look at large-scale energy projects involving wind energy and liquefied natural gas. State Senate President Steve Sweeney and two other legislators want the state’s Board of Public Utilities to suspend approval of a proposed wind farm off Atlantic City and consider whether to replace Orsted, the Danish company selected for the project. They claim it has not delivered enough economic benefits to the state and local communities. That move came shortly before a regional commission placed a hold Thursday on its initial approval of a Delaware River facility to accept natural gas recovered from Pennsylvania’s shale fields via hydraulic fracturing, and store it for eventual export.

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