Opinion: New Jersey has great potential for off-shore wind energy

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STEVE SWEENEY / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The debate is over. Extreme weather like Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Maria are no longer rare occurrences, they are expected. Climate change is no longer some far off nightmare, we are living it today. The president of the United States denies the existence of climate change. He pulled us out of the Paris Climate Agreement and, in doing so, took the country backward. We are not only failing to mitigate the worst effects of climate change, we are accelerating them.

But what’s stopping New Jersey from taking action, what’s stopping us from doing the right thing? …

Sen. Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) is president of the New Jersey Senate.

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