New Jersey claims its stakeholders have not yet been meaningfully involved in the wind development process. Photo by Ionna22/Creative Commons

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is asking the federal government to extend the public comment period on proposed new lease sales for offshore wind in the New York Bight, a step that could delay the process for up to six months.

Murphy requested more time because the areas under consideration for wind-energy development include New Jersey’s main fishing grounds.

Source: New Jersey Spotlight