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Industrialized…Fishing??? How about a Green Energy Industrial Assault?

I guess it’s OK to plant hundreds of 600′ tall (that’s equivalent to a 60 story building) wind towers on prime fishing grounds off of Delaware; but, according to this “Scraping the Seafloor Smooth” op-ed in the NY Times and posted on http://fisherynation.com/archives/1374   “heavy bottom trawling” is leveling off sea mounts and doing drastic damage to our ocean bottom http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/opinion/industrialized-fishing-scrapes-the-seafloor-smooth.html?_r=1

“Heavy trawling takes place all around the world, including off the coasts of the United States. In the scientists’ study area — the Mediterranean Sea near Spain   Read More

WASHINGTON -As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau today announced that BOEM has reached agreement on a lease for commercial wind energy development in federal waters that covers 96,430 acres approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=bgwiiwiab&v=001Qll-Xe3DdxHqK5lM72iXgwxYClSTDUSBzbveiZFTiSwiGVm2WZQWqbhVVsFKOsW7poG992q9ow6_4JaEyxu-Q88tL-FAH3TqR-r62mC9dtcML3XW7OLlNwc8wpTtBq1T4LzZfIUcYFSdM_pGeTgZKZPmBtWPrxSY1h6VKvN_Y-OsTPwYIOKTqA%3D%3D

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