March 26,2023 | We need a moratorium on all offshore wind projects | Image Source
In response to the grave threat to ocean life as dolphins and whales continue washing up on the eastern shore, federal lawmakers are calling for a halt to offshore wind farms.
Led by New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew, Reps. Chris Smith of New Jersey, Andy Harris of Maryland, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Anthony D’Esposito of New York have introduced H. Res. 239, a Resolution calling for a moratorium on offshore wind projects.
Link To H. Res. 239 HERE
Rep Van Drew stated in a press release, “The numbers of deaths we are witnessing are staggering, and the concentration of where the animals have washed up raises serious and legitimate questions as to what role offshore wind surveying may be doing to the hearing of these mammals.”
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“These rolling walls of noise are no doubt too much for some marine wildlife. While little is known about any direct physiological effects of sonar waves on marine species, evidence shows that whales will swim hundreds of miles, rapidly change their depth (sometime leading to bleeding from the eyes and ears), and even beach themselves to get away from the sounds of sonar.”
Sonar, acoustic sounding, and other destructive activities involved with windfarms are destroying sea life and must be immediately halted. -JD
Link To Full Press Release HERE