Offshore Energy Company Called Out by Congressman

Officials refused to testify about the impact of offshore wind farms on wildlife and the environment.

Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey said a “green-energy” giant company refused an invitation to testify before Congress over the environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. The power company, Orsted, had consistently ignored the impacts of the offshore wind projects on wildlife, particularly on endangered whale species. 

“I invited Orsted to come testify at the hearing with weeks advanced notice. They have an office located in my district, yet they declined the opportunity to appear in front of our panel consisting of expert witnesses,” Congressman Van Drew said. 

“Orsted has claimed they have had a ‘comprehensive, public process,’ yet I know my district, and it would be very difficult to find anyone from our community to our stakeholders who feel that they have been involved in that process.“

Representative Van Drew added his belief that they have not responded because they do not have answers. He also expressed concerns that “the federal government is allowing these offshore wind companies to bypass in-depth analyses of offshore wind farms’ long-term impacts in order to push through this administration’s Green New Deal policies.“

“It is becoming more and more clear that [Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)] and [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)] are in collusion with these companies, and they won’t be able to hide forever.” 

According to federal data, 14 humpback whales and 6 North Atlantic right whales have been found dead and beached on New Jersey and Virginia shores so far this year. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressman Van Drew as he seeks to hold companies responsible for the negative impact on wildlife and the environment.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s guidance regarding alternative means of energy production.

Sources: Fox News, Press of Atlantic City 


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