NOAA questions BOEM’s Vineyard Wind environmental impact study

Michael Pentony, the head of NOAA’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, warned in a March 15 letter that the report on Vineyard Wind completed by the U.S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in December included conclusions that were not well supported by data and needed additional analysis of several key angles of impact. “We determined that many of the conclusory statements relating to the scale of impacts for biological and socioeconomic resources are not well supported in the document,” Pentony wrote in his letter to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. “Specifically, impacts categorized as major appear under-inclusive, while impacts designated as moderate seem overly inclusive.” >click to read<18:36

Vineyard Wind impact on fish under scrutiny – NOAA Fisheries criticises several aspects of BOEM’s draft environmental impact statement of 800MW project >click to read<

2 Responses to NOAA questions BOEM’s Vineyard Wind environmental impact study

  1. Dick Grachek says:

    Ok good, NOAA has “questions” about the questionable wind corporations’ “research”. But overriding question is what are they willing/able to do about it?

    They sure are willing and able to leap into action to persecute to “the full extent of the law” any wrong doing by fishermen. In fact, in the case of New Bedford and Carlos, NOAA had no quams “punishing” an entire port and many fishing families for the underhanded dealings of essentially one wanna’-be-mogul fishing operation owner. Let’s see how much integrity they have when it comes to their mission of protecting an enitre East Coast fishery (Squid) against the double dealing corruption of a fellow cabinet (Interior Dept.) agency (BOEM). The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management just sold the prolific East Coast fishing grounds to Danish, Norwegian, and Dutch wind companies!

    From NOAA Fisheries’ website:
    “Our Mission: NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation’s ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management.”

    And so there you are…Looks like they oughta’ be after these wind shysters any day now, huh?

    • Joel Hovanesian says:

      Basically what you’re saying is that we are to expect a notoriously corrupt, rogue government agency that has been at the epicenter of the destruction of commercial fishing to step up on behalf of those they have been so willing to destroy?
      I believe this whole charade has been orchestrated to get the fishing industry out of the way in order to fully grant the industrialization of our nations offshore waters.
      Sure hope this isn’t true but up until now I’ve seen nothing to make me believe otherwise.

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