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Maryland Congressman to Hold Offshore Wind Hearing in Ocean City this Saturday

Updated: Mar 19

If you can make phone calls to our fellow Bethany Beach and South Bethany neighbors please email here . It makes a difference!


SAMPLE PHONE SCRIPT


Hello Bethany Beach Resident,

My name is MP and I am your neighbor in the 38th district. The reason I am calling is ensure you are aware that the Bethany Beach and the South Bethany town councils will be voting soon on accepting money from the foreign-owned windfarm company, US Wind, in exchange for the town's promise to remain silent on any environmental or financial impact the wind turbines might have for 20 years! The towns are getting ready to vote to accept $100,00 per year, which is less than 1% of the town's annual income, in exchange for turning a blind eye to any damages caused for two decades. It's a bad deal and a bad contract.


If this concerns you, could you please send an email to the mayor and the town council members, and let them know how you feel about this vote? (See emails/town meeting info below).


If you would like to hear updates on the progress of this topic please subscribe to our e-Newsletter or email us at info@38thdrcp.com .

Please share this with your neighbors as well. Tell ten friends and ask them to tell ten friends. If you would like to be part of our phone calling network to get out the word, email us here info@38thdrcp.com and we will make it easy for you.


It's still cool to save the whales, let's not turn their paradise into an underwater parking lot.


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INFO ON EMAILS AND TOWN MEETINGS


Bethany Beach

The mayor of Bethany Beach is Rosemary Hardiman and you can email her and all of the town council members at admin@townofbethanybeach.com

The next Bethany Beach town council meeting will be Friday January 19th at 2:00 pm. but there is no agenda item to vote on the US Wind contract at this meeting.

(Meets the third Friday of every month, 2:00 pm)

The following Bethany Beach Town Council meeting is scheduled for Friday February 16th and the Council must publish on their agenda if they plan to vote on the US Wind contract 7 days prior to the meeting (2/9/24).


South Bethany

If you live in South Bethany, the mayor of South Bethany is Tim Saxton and you can email him at sbmayor@southbethany.org

The next SB town council meeting is Thursday, January 25th, 10:00 am, and can also be joined via Zoom. No agenda posted yet (1/18/24).

(Meets the second Friday of very month, 10:00 am.)

The following Town Council meeting will be Friday, February 9th. (Agenda to be posted 2/2/24)


Dewey Beach

The mayor of Dewey Beach is Bill Stevens wstevens@townofdeweybeach.com

There is a meeting scheduled for this Friday 2:00 pm to discus contract with US Wind!

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Ocean City Hearing Advisory on Offshore with Congressman Andy Harris

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., will hold a hearing on January 20, 2024, at 2:00 PM EST, on the effects offshore wind industrialization is having on our environment, marine life, and economy. The purpose of the hearing is to hear public testimony from experts in industries affected by offshore wind followed by questions from three Members of Congress whose districts are directly impacted by its harmful effects. The hearing will be conducted as a normal congressional hearing, including expert testimony and questioning.


WHO: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01), Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), and Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04).

WHAT: Hearing on the harmful effects of offshore wind industrialization on our environment, marine life, and economy.

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. EST.

WHERE: Roland E. Powell Convention Center: 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Maryland 21842.


WITNESSES: 

  • Expert in the fishing industry.

  • Expert in environmental and energy policy.

  • Expert in the economic impacts of offshore wind.

  • Expert in the local impacts of offshore wind.   


INVITED WITNESSES:


NOTE: This event is open to the public. All members of the public can RSVP to the hearing using the link here. Plenty of seating is available, but doors open at 1:30 p.m. EST. No promotional materials are to be distributed in the hearing room. 


Members who would like to carpool to this event please email info@38thdrcp.com .



What Can Delaware Concerned Citizens Do To Stop US Wind?


  1. Call all voters who reside in Bethany Beach and South Bethany to inform them of the pro-turbine contract that the mayors and the beach town council members are contemplating accepting. Email info@38thdrcp.com for more information on how to do this.

  2. Email the Bethany Beach and South Bethany Mayors. See emails here.

  3. Help the 38th DRCP create and print post cards to mail to concerned parties.

  4. If you would like to contribute to the cost of printing post cards, please donate here. We appreciate your activism!

  5. Plan to attend the January 20th Hearing in Ocean City on offshore Wind Farms, more info to follow.

  6. Plan to attend the next meeting of the 38th District Republican Club with featured speaker, Caesar Rodney Institute Director, David Stevenson, Monday, February 26th, South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach 6:30pm. Topic: US Wind offshore Wind Farm.

  7. Town Hall Meeting on Offshore Wind with Senator Hocker and Representative Ron Gray, February 29th, time and location TBD.

  8. Subscribe to Caesar Rodney Institute to hear updates on Offshore Wind




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