OPINION: Why are ENGO’s Largely Silent on Risks of Offshore Wind to the Marine Environment?
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is fast-tracking offshore wind development off both U.S. coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico to meet the political promise of 30 GW of offshore wind deployed by 2030. Concerns about fisheries disruption and negative impacts to food security, while major, are only a fraction of the considerations being discussed.
On the West Coast displacement from traditional fishing grounds will be extreme, however, the potential environmental impacts to endangered whales and birds...
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