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Destroying the Environment To Save It
Preparation for East Coast wind turbine farms killing dolphins and whales
By JOHN LEAKE
Writing for Michael Capuzzo’s RESCUE Substack, reporter Linda Bonvie just posted an extraordinarily thorough report on the despoliation of the East Coast the Biden Administration has approved in the name of stopping climate change.
Reading it this morning over coffee reminded me of Peter Arnett’s famous 7 February 1968 dispatch from the Battle of Bến Tre in Vietnam:
It became necessary to destroy the town to save it,' a United States major said today. He was talking about the decision by allied commanders to bomb and shell the town regardless of civilian casualties, to rout the Vietcong.
In order to “Save the Climate,” the Biden Administration has leased gigantic swaths of coastal seabed between Martha’s Vineyard and the New Jersey Shore for the construction of colossal wind turbine farms. The huge blitz of sonar for ocean bottom mapping is inflicting grave harm on whales and dolphins, who desperately flee from the maddening noise. Some dive to perilous depths; others run to the shoreline and beach themselves, suffering cruel and painful deaths.
Votaries of the Climate Cult—and the financial and industrial interests who exploit their foolish religiosity in order to enrich themselves—seem to have lost all contact and feeling for actual nature—that is, the birds, whales, water, and sky, unmarred by the despoliation of man.
The turbine farms that are planned for the coast south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are particularly distressing, as this is one of the richest coastal marine environments on earth. For decades the cod were overfished, the oyster beds poisoned, and the whales were hunted almost to extinction. However, in recent years, all have made a comeback. Is it really time to trash this environment again?
How could the U.S. government and the American people even CONSIDER turning this coastline into a gigantic industrial park for the financial benefit of “alternative energy” companies? A particularly notable element of Bonvie’s report is that the offshore leases include (legally speaking) mineral rights, which opens up the distinct possibility that companies such as Shell—one of the concerns that is mapping the New Jersey Shore—may also get into the drilling business on these leases.
I highly recommend reading Linda Bonvie’s report in full.