Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 9:54 PM

Republican Lawmakers Pan Offshore Wind Plans at NJ Event (1)

Josh Saul
Josh Saul
Bloomberg News

Four Republican lawmakers criticized offshore wind farms planned for waters off the East Coast at a New Jersey event, marking the latest sign of mounting pushback against the fledgling energy source.

The lawmakers said the federal approval process for the farms had been hurried and sloppy and raised multiple complaints about the industry, ranging from foreign ownership of wind developers to a rash of whale deaths to fears of higher power bills. The Biden administration wants to build 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030.

“Our government is acting more in the interest of the rich and powerful than ...