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Approving massive wind farm amid rising whale death toll

The Biden administration is green-lighting a massive offshore wind farm off the coast of southern New Jersey despite calls for a pause on such development amid a spate of marine mammal deaths along the Atlantic Coast.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Wednesday that it is approving the construction and operations plan for Ocean Wind 1, a 1,100-megawatt project that will be located 15 miles off the New Jersey coast, power 380,000 homes and enter commercial operations in 2025. The project will be made up of 98 wind turbines spread across a 68,450-acre lease area.
"Since Day One, the Biden-Harris administration has worked to jump-start the offshore wind industry across the country – and today’s approval for the Ocean Wind 1 project is another milestone in our efforts to create good-paying union jobs while combatting climate change and powering our nation," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement.

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  • Kevin

    50 w

    Mark timing in the climate change conversation is really going to do more harm and good.Let Biden choose his fight wisely

    • Jane Wangui

      48 w

      @Kevin we are looking forward to see the decisions that he will make in future

    • Lucinda Ramsay

      50 w

      Fox news are using this to twist truth...there is an impact to nature in everything humans do- especially en masse, but I think fox news are using this for propaganda and to the advantage of fossil fuels. Whales, birds and all ocean are precious and we have to find ways to lessen our impact on the environment but Fox news are climate change deniers.

      • Esther Wanjiku

        50 w

        This not right even though there's much need for offshore wind farm developments

        • Andy Middleton

          50 w

          Fox News is using the danger to whales from offshore wind farms to deceive! Where in the article is there a scientific assessment of the danger to whales? All I see is the “businessmen are being threatened “ bullshit! No I don’t buy this chicanery at all

          • Gregory Coutinho

            50 w

            I’m a proponent of wind power and renewable energy in general, but I think offshore wind farms are too disruptive to ocean life.

            • rosebellendiritu

              50 w

              @gregory_coutinho_633 👍👍we should not destroy one trying to rebuild the other

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