Do you want to see several hundred turbines the size of the Eiffel Tower just ten miles from our beaches?  

Do you know that the most visible modern wind project in the world is currently proposed for the entire coast of LBI? It will run from Barnegat Light to Holgate and will be closer to shore than any other modern wind project in the world.

Do you know there is a much better location for this project – the Hudson South call area -- that was already approved by the federal government for wind turbines and has the potential to provide much more wind energy than the current location?

Do you know there has been no assessment of the impact of this wind project on the marine life off our coast? Or the impact on commercial and recreational fishing, as well as boating safety?

Support the 'LBI Coalition for Wind Without Impact'

  • We are a non-profit, non-partisan, mission-driven grassroots coalition comprised of hundreds of concerned LBI homeowners, business owners, and visitors.​

  • We are proponents of a sensible approach to wind energy and alternative/renewable energy solutions. However, we are opposed to the location, scope, and size of this project as currently proposed by Atlantic Shores.

  • ​Our coalition is led by Beach Haven resident Dr. Bob Stern, an engineer who previously managed the office in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that oversaw the protection of the environment as it relates to energy programs and projects.

Our goal is two-fold:

 

1. To protect LBI's natural seashore and economic lifeblood -- our tourism industry -- by ensuring that Atlantic Shores’ proposed wind turbines are moved further offshore and out of sight to the Hudson South Call Area which is approximately 30 to 57 miles from our coastline.​ Note that Hudson South offers significantly more potential for wind energy and will also lessen the environmental impact of this project as compared to the current lease area which starts at just 9 and 10 miles off LBI's coast. 

2. To that end, ensure that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) adds Hudson South to the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) as an alternative to the current lease area. 

 
Why is the current location proposed by Atlantic Shores a bad idea?
  • Under the current plan, the most visible modern wind project in the world with several hundred turbines the height of the Eiffel Tower will populate the entire lease area, which starts at ten miles from our coast and goes out to twenty miles.

  • These turbines will look like a ‘wall’ of industrial structures that will be clearly visible at all times.

  • They will destroy our beautiful, pristine views of the ocean, not to mention our beautiful sunrises each morning.

 

  • Beyond the visual impact of the proposed project and the unknown impact on our marine life, fishing, and boating, the project will devastate our tourism-based economy, property values, businesses, legacy, and unique island life.

If the currently proposed project is not moved further offshore to the Hudson South area, the estimated fiscal impact to LBI includes:
  • $300+ million lost tourism revenues annually

  • 18% fewer visits to the island

  • 55% loss of previous renters of oceanfront/ocean view properties

  • $200K- $1 million loss in value for every ocean view and ocean front property, with similar losses in value expected for other properties

  • Economic damages that could lead to business bankruptcies and property foreclosures

How can you help? Take these actions now to Save LBI:

1. Please donate. Your much appreciated donations will be used to fund our coalition's* efforts to mitigate the devastating environmental, visibility, and economic impact of Atlantic Shores wind turbine project. Together we can and will save LBI! If you prefer to send a donation in the form of a check, please make it payable to 'Save Long Beach Island, Inc.' and mail to: P.O. Box 579, Ship Bottom. NJ, 08008

*The Coalition is a 501(c)3 organization. Any donations made after May 26, 2021 are tax deductible.

2. Call, email, and write to local, state and federal legislators and demand that Hudson South is included in the EIS for both projects. Not sure what to say? Consider using this script when making calls to ensure your voice is heard.

  • Governor Phil Murphy, 609-292-6000

  • Congressman Jeff Van Drew, 202-225-6572

  • Congressman Frank Pallone, 202-225-4671

  • Congressman Andy Kim, 202-225-4765

  • Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, 202-225-3186

  • Senator Robert Menendez, 202-224-4744

  • Senator Cory Booker, 202-224-3224

3. ​Ask the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to include the Hudson South location in the environmental impact study (EIS) for both the Atlantic Shores project off LBI and the Orsted project off Atlantic City. Click here for contact information for BOEM.
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4. Help us raise awareness of this important issue.
Print/post this flyer around town, share with your friends and neighbors, and use your social media to drive supporters to SAVELBI.org.

5. Volunteer to help make a difference. We need help with administrative, marketing, public relations, social media, and research on issues.

CONTACT THE 'LBI COALITION FOR WIND WITHOUT IMPACT'

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