Say No for the Ocean, Citizens! Impact of Offshore Wind on Commercial Fishing Industry Discussed

Scallop fisherman and Viking Village fleet owner Jim Gutowski laid out the scope in size of one offshore wind farm turbine as a backdrop to his talk on “The Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Our Commercial Fishing Industry”,,, Gutowski traveled to England and Scotland about five years ago to meet with commercial fishermen affected by wind turbines Asked by an audience member for details about any pros and cons of wind power that he heard there, Gutowski said, “From a fisherman’s standpoint I don’t think I heard too many pros. I heard tons of cons. I heard that ‘fish used to live here and now they don’t.’ I heard that ‘they told us we can fish inside of there and now we can’t.’ I heard ‘we can fish inside of them, but there’s no way we can do it.’ I saw Ramsgate in England, that was a bustling fishing port, and now it’s kind of a ghost town.” >click to read< 13:37

3 Responses to Say No for the Ocean, Citizens! Impact of Offshore Wind on Commercial Fishing Industry Discussed

  1. Sam Parisi says:

    I would like to know if this goes forward ,how much does the homeowner save on there electric bill?

    • - Moderator says:

      To be honest with you, Sam, I see no savings for the ratepayer/consumer, that will be subjected to unreliable, extensively expensive European built machinery that is untested, but, what the Hell! Money grows on tree’s in the eyes of the opportunist politicians. Reading Mr. Gutowski’s description of what he has actually seen in Ramsgate, why proceed?!

    • Joel H says:

      Civil disobedience is the only way to open the eyes those who are trampling on our civil rights.
      We’ve played their games for decades and where has the industry gotten? Consolidated into the hands of the few and sold off to multi million dollar foreign multi National corporations.
      We’ve always been told that our nations ocean resources belong to the citizens of our country. Why then are we allowing them to be sold off unilaterally by corrupt politicians?
      These foreign companies have learned extremely well the old saying, invest in America, buy a politician.
      How long will this bullshit go on?

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