First Birds, Now Fish: Conservation Groups Say Offshore Wind Farms Are Killing Whales

Brittany M. Hughes | February 14, 2023
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We already knew our green-energy, planet-saving windmills were killing the eagles. Now, apparently, they’re poisoning the sea life.

After the body of another dead whale washed up on the shores of New Jersey this week, animal rights activists began pointing the finger at off-shore wind plants as the culprit. The humpback whale is the ninth to have washed up on the shore of either Jersey or New York since December, which one conservation group says is the most it’s seen in half a century.

“This alarming number of deaths is unprecedented in the last half century, the only unique factor from previous years, is the excessive scope, scale, and magnitude of offshore wind powerplant activity in the region,” Clean Ocean Action said in a statement, per the New York Post. The group says construction and seismic testing associated with the plants may be what’s killing the local animals.

And it’s not just environmental groups who’re sounding the alarm and blaming wind plants for killing the sea life. A dozen Jersey Shore mayors and several congressmen have called for a temporary halt to off-shore wind energy production until the issue can be investigated.

"Over the course of the past several months, there have been repeated instances of dead whales washing up on New Jersey’s shoreline, and the proximity of nearby offshore wind development has raised concerns that ongoing activity on these projects may be contributing to whale fatalities," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., wrote in a letter to the Biden administration last month.

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While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency has claimed there's no evidence showing that offshore wind energy plants have anything to do with the dead whale phenomenon, they have declared “an unusual mortality event” for humpback and Atlantic right whales along the East Coast, as dead animal carcasses have been spotted along the shoreline in multiple states - all coincidentally close to offshore wind plants. Three dead whales, including two humpbacks and an endangered North Atlantic right whale, were recently found on Virginia beaches in the span of less than one week, all just a short distance from an operational wind farm.

But don’t worry - the Climate Cult and their tax-guzzling political cohorts are totally still saving the Earth. It'll just take killing everything to get there.

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