Different takes on Skipjack offshore wind project (letter writers)

One letter writer supports approval of the proposed connection of the Skipjack offshore wind project to the electric grid in Delaware; a second says DNREC should tell Orsted to bring the electric power to land somewhere else.

#Jill Gaumer (Wilmington): As a Dewey Beach property owner, Gaumer attended the 11/20 meeting re the project and proposed improvements to the Fenwick Island State Park. She professes to have been appalled by the lack of information and “just plain wrong information.” Opposing offshore wind is “short-sighted, selfish and narrow-minded.” Sure, none of us want development in our own back yard, but Fenwick State Park “should and must meet the needs of all Delawareans.” Fenwick Island residents should “hug their grandchildren and embrace a future that [will provide] clean renewable energy that is abundantly available right off the Delaware shore.”

#Paul Breger (Fenwick Island): The Indian River High School was filled and “99% of those in attendance voiced total opposition to all the proposed improvements to Fenwick Island State Park, and [said] the natural character of the park should be left untouched.” Park is an ecologically sensitive area – wildlife and protected species – concrete parking garage, pickleball courts, a pedestrian overpass across Route 1 and a nature center would all be “out of character.” Medical clinicians spoke about cancer and danger of electromagnetic radiation from high voltage electric cables – that’s why Delmarva puts high voltage cables and transfer equipment at fenced-in locations. DNREC has legal authority to deny approval of this connection proposal, and I urge Secretary Shawn Garvin to do just that.
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