Browsing All posts tagged under »Whale Migration«

Feds Push Ignorance Defense For Whale Killing By Offshore Wind Development

January 31, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the NOAA Fisheries agency have both put out what amount to “arguments from ignorance” claiming that offshore wind development has nothing to do with the recent whale deaths. “We know nothing about it so it must not be happening” is a ridiculous defense […]

Evidence Says Offshore Wind Development Is Killing Lots Of Whales

January 24, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The recent deaths of seven whales off New Jersey, mostly humpbacks, got a lot of attention. The federal NOAA Fisheries agency is responsible for whales. An outrageous statement by their spokesperson got me to do some research on humpback whale deaths. The results are appalling. The evidence seems clear that […]

Ten Whale Groups Slam Atlantic OSW

December 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Ten whale protection groups, including some prestigious names, filed lengthy and highly critical comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s “DRAFT BOEM and NOAA Fisheries North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy, October 2022”. Below are some excerpts to give the flavor of their anger. Note that NARW […]

Dominion’s Silly Denial Of The Great Threat To Whales

October 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Press coverage of the CFACT, Heartland et al consideration of litigation to protect the Right Whales from offshore wind development brought forth this response from Dominion: “Dominion Energy spokesperson Jeremy Slayton said in a statement, “These groups lack credibility on environmental issues. They are climate change deniers and oppose offshore […]

NOAA Says Right Whales Are “Desperately Endangered”

October 19, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Okay “desperately endangered” is not their words, just my interpretation of them. NOAA has a major rulemaking in progress to reduce the speed of small ships in order to protect the North Atlantic Right Whales. NOAA’s description of the whale’s dire straits is given in carefully couched techno-legalize. Here is […]

How To Kill Whales With Offshore Wind

September 28, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Just push them into traffic. The collision deaths would not be directly attributable to the wall of noise created by the OSW project, so who would know? Let’s focus on the monster Virginia phase 1 OSW project, even though the other ten or so East Coast projects multiply the threat. […]

Wishes And Secrets Fill Dominion’s Offshore Wind Plan

September 22, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I am still digging into the Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for its monster offshore wind project that Dominion Energy filed with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. My focus is on adverse environmental impacts, especially on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales that migrate through the proposed […]

Dominion hides OSW threat to whales

September 16, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Secrecy abounds around the monster offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy. In this case it is all about the threat to the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. I earlier reported on the big hidden whale study done by the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is […]

Threat To Endangered Whales Gets LOUDER

July 27, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The Virginia wind-versus-whales story has taken a turn for the worse. Worse for the severely endangered Right Whales that is. My research has found what may be some really bad news. Meet Tethys. Not the real Tethys, the mythical Greek titaness of the sea, but DOE’s center for reporting research […]

Are The Feds Hiding The Virginia Endangered Whales?

July 23, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my last article I raised this question– What is the potential adverse impact of Virginia’s massive offshore wind project on the severely endangered North Atlantic Right Whales? Answering this basic question should be a central feature of the upcoming Environmental Impact Analysis (EIA) required for the wind project by […]

Virginia’s Offshore Wind Proposal Threatens Endangered Whales

July 14, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The massive offshore wind (OSW) project proposed by Dominion Energy may pose a serious threat to the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale population. A comprehensive environmental impact assessment is required to determine the extent of this threat and the mitigation it might require. The same is true for the other […]