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GOP Holds Hearing in Wildwood on Recent Whale Deaths

Updated: Jun 20

March 17, 2023 |

Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew held a long-awaited hearing on the offshore wind industry in Wildwood on Thursday.

At the hearing, there was sworn testimony from the fishing industry, activists and scientists, but no new evidence that offshore wind is connected to the deaths of a dozen whales that washed up in New York and New Jersey so far this year.

NJ SEED: As previously noted, whales are an endangered species protected under not one but two federal statutes. The EPA and NJ DEP should push for a thorough investigation to determine the cause.

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