"Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a measure that would allow wind turbine development on farmland preserved under a state program designed to protect New Jersey's agricultural enterprises.
The bill would also have essentially targeted farmland in Cumberland and Salem counties.
Christie said in his veto message that the legislation would undermine the state Farmland Preservation Program and "emasculate ongoing efforts to authorize responsible farm-based energy development that would not disrupt agricultural purposes."
"Although establishing responsible wind energy generation on farmland is an important goal, this bill is too broad and may have the unintended consequence of undermining (the program) by opening preserved farms to large, utility-scale development," the veto message reads."
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
New Jersey Gov. Christie vetoes bill that would have allowed wind turbines on preserved farmland
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