Christopher Brown: Plan to exploit oceans scares fishermen

The Rhode Island fishing community is dealing with its own Pebble Mine, at least metaphorically. Huge tracts of ocean have been offered for lease by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). These options are being pursued by the likes of offshore energy and offshore mining. Read [email protected]   11:29

2 Responses to Christopher Brown: Plan to exploit oceans scares fishermen

  1. “Just to be clear, the BOEM has nothing to do with the Pebble Mine. Also, this fishing industry is capable of working within the parameters of a spatial planning process that is fair and balanced”.

    JUST TO BE CLEAR. ONCE THESE PEOPLE GET THEIR FOOT IN THE DOOR THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING THEM NOR WORKING WITH THEM. THERE WILL BE NO FAIR AND BALANCED. 18,000 WIND MILLS UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST IS THEIR STATED GOAL.

    Be it ENGO’s or especially the government itself, elimination is their goal. Ocean wind is their foot in the door. Once their foot gets in the door, the other foot is going to land squarely up everybody’s ass. Excepted of course, would be those who would prostitute themselves for personal gain.

    • Ed Everich says:

      Whenever any resource is up for grabs to the highest bidder,(wind leases, oil leases,etc.), you have a “boom to bust” scenario.Think back to the pre-oil lease days on George’s. That started with survey vessels out of New Bedford in the mid 60’s. From that phase it went to exploratory drilling that was supported out of Quonset Point.
      They came in and did their thing and then they left, make no mistake when the economics are right they will be back to get a return on their investment. We have lived under the mistaken assumption that the grounds that have been traditionally fished for hundreds of years will somehow be magically exempted from other forms of industry.
      30 years back did anyone think that we would see a sea bed grab such as Nantucket Sound by Cape Wind or the waters east of Block Island by Deepwater Wind. This is only the beginning, Deepwater is for the most part a “done deal”. If you put up 40 million $$ you would expect nothing less than a good return on this investment. This is reality. Cape Wind, a classic version of the clash of the titans!! You have big money on both sides of this one and the clock is running out. Things are going to be different, look around and see what this country, world has become. Bob Dylan said it all, “It doesn’t take a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows”.
      Its all about the $$$, and anyone who thinks otherwise is in for a hard fall.
      Ed Everich

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