“The Biden administration late last month proposed cutting about 1,400 square miles of ocean and coastline from an Indian tribe’s proposed national marine sanctuary to make room for wind turbine infrastructure.”
President Joe Biden’s administration wants to strip 1,400 square miles from an Indian tribe’s proposed marine sanctuary for a billionaire Democrat donor’s wind farm.
The proposed sanctuary is off the coast of California, just north of Santa Barbara.
Oh, it’s okay to take away land if it’s for the left’s clean energy agenda.
It’s also a reminder that the left has those evil billionaire donors they must satisfy to keep the money rolling in. From The Washington Free Beacon (emphasis my own):
The Biden administration late last month proposed cutting about 1,400 square miles of ocean and coastline from an Indian tribe’s proposed national marine sanctuary to make room for wind turbine infrastructure. One of these factories would belong to Invenergy, whose founder and CEO Michael Polsky has given more than $400,000 to Democrats since 2016. His company shelled out $2.4 million to lobby the White House, federal agencies, and Congress this year.
The proposal reflects a conflict between efforts to fight climate change and those to preserve natural habitats. The Biden administration’s proposal would benefit green energy companies and generate renewable energy, but environmental groups have sounded the alarm on such projects noting that they kill birds and whales—the very wildlife that the marine sanctuary seeks to preserve. The proposal also reflects the green energy industry’s status as a major player in the Democratic Party. Biden has invested billions of taxpayer dollars into renewable energy projects backed by liberal billionaires, enriching them in the process.
Lobbying is okay if you’re a Democrat. I wonder if Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse considers the millions “dark money.”
The Northern Chumash tribal council asked for a 7,600-square-mile marine sanctuary in 2015.
The cut cannot just happen. It has to go through public comment first.
But the wind turbines leave whales, birds, and other animals at risk. I thought we needed to preserve and save the animals. Remember how they made us all freak out about polar bears?
Leslie has done a great job documenting all the dead whales washing up on the East Coast. Environmentalists have warned of the dangers of wind farms in the ocean due to these deaths.
- After 4 Whales Die in 4 Days, NJ GOP Wants 60 Day Ban on Offshore Wind Farm Construction
- Spate of Dead Whales Sparking Concerns About Placement of Off-Shore Wind Farms
- As Marine Mammal Deaths Continue, 50 Blue State Mayors Call for Offshore Wind Farm Moratorium
- House Republicans Call for Halt to Offshore Wind Projects
- Another Dead Humpback Whale Washes Ashore in New York
NOAA’s West Coast marine sanctuary coordinator even admitted they have concerns:
Paul Michel, NOAA’s West Coast marine sanctuary coordinator, told the Free Beacon that “concerns are out there” about turbines harming whales, but it’s unclear if that will happen. The offshore wind companies themselves will be responsible for calculating potential environmental damage, he added, but they won’t have to do so until they have finished their plans for building and operating their turbines.
“We just do not know,” he said. “There’s never been this level of wind farm development in the United States.”
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