Updated: Aug 1
July 15, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org
One of New Jersey’s most prominent conservation organizations urged the federal government to hold off approving the state’s first offshore wind farm, calling it a step toward massive industrialization of the ocean.
Instead, representatives of Clean Ocean Action recommended a smaller pilot project be considered first before the state builds a large offshore wind farm capable of supplying more than a half-million people with electricity.
NJ SEED: A surprising note of caution from an unexpected source. The train may have already left the station, but the environmental impact statement does assert that the proposed Ocean Wind I could have “major adverse impacts to commercial fisheries, marine mammals, navigation and vessel traffic and to scenic vistas.” Perhaps this price must be paid.