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New Jersey to Fund Research on Offshore Wind Impacts on Whales

April 4, 2024 |

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration on Monday announced nearly $3.7 million in funding to research offshore wind and whether marine mammals are impacted by activities associated with turbine construction projects.

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NJ SEED: Responding to demands from shore communities, the Murphy Administration has agreed to fund a study to determine possible impacts on marine mammals. After previously declaring no provable impact on marine life from offshore wind generator construction, the new research comes along a bit late in the game. It is to be hoped that study will not be a conclusion in search of justification. Clearly offshore power generation is a major source of energy in the administration’s Master Plan.

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