WINDFARM PUBLIC COMMENTS NEEDED BY JULY 8

CALL TO ACTION REGARDING OFFSHORE WINDFARM PROJECTS!!

 

Dear Neighbors,

 

      We need to please show our strong community support once again to protect our

wildlife, shores, bay and ocean.

Maryland's US Wind turbine project with massive 853 ft tall wind turbines will be very visible, just 10 nautical miles offshore with plans for ocean trenching miles of cables to potentially land at 3Rs Road, building a significant substation and continue miles inland across Indian River Bay. We are not opposed to wind energy and feel a project this size needs careful consideration. Delaware homeowners were not included in the decision making or consulted when Maryland Public Service Commission approved this project yet are now bearing most of the burden. There are many questions and much more research needed on the consequences of such disruption.

 

CALL TO ACTION ASAP - PUBLIC COMMENTS DEADLINE JULY 8 

1) Please contact neighbors and family to share this info: saveourbeachview.com

     is one website with information on this project

2) Please sign this petition to move the

     windfarm: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/eQoaRNU/OffshoreWindPetition

3) Please ask all family and friends to review the WIND PROJECT

     COMMENTS on page below then copy and paste in the "comments" section of the official

     link-** click box for confirmation

     https://www.regulations.gov/search?filter=docket%20no.%20boem-2022-0025

4) It is important that we share our opposition to the windfarm with our legislators.  Please email a

    copy of your comments to this group: 

     

     senator_tom_carper@carper.senate.gov, senator_chris_coons@coons.senate.gov,

     john.carney@delaware.gov, scott.a.spellman@usace.army.mil

     shawn.garvin@delaware.gov, gerald.hocker@delaware.gov, ronald.gray@delaware.gov,

     doug.hudson@sussexcountyde.gov, lisa.bluntrochester@house.gov

     

     Dear Legislators, 

        We have forwarded the following comments regarding our opposition to the proposed windfarm.

           (copy comments here)

     Thank you for your important support!

          (your signature)

 

Thank you for your important help and support!

David Cox- President CPH

James Bond- Cotton Patch resident

 

 

 

TIME SENSITIVE:  DEADLINE THIS THURSDAY JULY 8, 2022

 

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE COMMENTS BELOW TO

                    box labeled "COMMENT" section in the LINK BELOW ON US WIND PROJECT:

                     **click box for confirm

           https://www.regulations.gov/search?filter=docket%20no.%20boem-2022-0025

                                                  

  1. US Wind’s proposed Maryland wind energy facility should be designed, constructed and operated in a manner that does not impact Delaware lands, resources and residents. BOEM states that it will benefit Maryland’s residents, renewable energy goals, job opportunities and air quality without any direct or tangible benefit to Delaware lands, resources or residents. Accordingly, I/We: 

  • oppose US Wind’s plan to construct and operate offshore wind turbine generators, transformers and meteorological tower within viewing distance from coastline of Delaware;

  • Oppose US Wind’s plan to install offshore export cables off the coast of Delaware; 

  • Oppose US Wind’s plan to install onshore export cables that make landfall in Delaware;

  • Oppose US Wind’s plan to install onshore export cables beneath Indian River Bay and Indian River.

  1. There are other landfall locations in Maryland that are much closer to US Wind’s proposed offshore wind farm and that could access new or existing Delmarva Power substations that are not presented or evaluated in US Wind’s Construction and Operations Plan (COP). These other alternatives should be evaluated in the EIS. 

  2. Lower export voltage levels (less than 230 KV) could be interconnected to closer electrical substations in Maryland have not been presented or evaluated in the COP. This design approach, including stepping down the 230 KV export voltage, should be evaluated in the EIS and alternative export routes where lower voltage substations and transmission lines assessed. 

  3. The potential impacts on marine life from electromagnetic fields produced by submarine cables in the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Bay and River need to be fully assessed. For example, the potential impacts of the project on diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds, such as the threatened red knot, that forage on horseshoe crabs should be evaluated in the EIS and alternatives that do not include such negative impacts should be developed and assessed in the EIS. 

  4. The potential impacts of US Wind’s proposed project on socioeconomic and cultural resources, including recreation and tourism, need to fully assessed in the EIS using appropriate data and surveys.  

  5. The frequency and magnitude of noise emissions resulting from the construction of the offshore and onshore export cables should be assessed in the EIS, including the impact of the noise on residential homes, tourism and recreation.

  6. Given the voluminous size (thousands of pages) of the COP and its appendices, allowing the public only 30 days to review and comment on the COP is unrealistic. A comment period of at least 90 days should be provided.