Oregon: Fishing group reacts to BOEM news on offshore wind

Despite overwhelming opposition from tribes, fishing organizations and coastal communities, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the release of the final wind energy areas (WEAs) off Oregon’s south coast today. The WEAs remain unchanged from the draft areas released earlier this year. State agencies, fishermen, environmentalists, state legislators and others raised significant concerns about the draft WEAs, apparently to no avail. “This is a slap in the face to the many stakeholders who have been trying to engage with BOEM for the last few years,” said Heather Mann, Director of the Midwater Trawlers Cooperative. “BOEM is a rogue federal agency pushing a dangerous agenda largely unchecked. BOEM will stop at nothing until our oceans are littered with wind turbines and all just to meet an arbitrary political deadline.” more, >>click to read<< 10:24

One Response to Oregon: Fishing group reacts to BOEM news on offshore wind

  1. Nils E. Stolpe says:

    Jeez, what a surprise! President Biden passed an edict from on high that there will be windmills from sea to shining sea (and a chicken in every pot as a bonus????) and one of his federal agencies-only ’cause we haven’t heard from NOAA/NMFS yet-is all in favor of it, regardless of the yet-disclosed downsides.

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