Ugly truth about New Jersey’s offshore Wind Turbine Disaster

Cost of Doing Business.

The following letter was allegedly sent from someone within the Army Corp of Engineers:

So you think Ocean Wind turbines will have NO IMPACT on the ocean?

They require carpet bombing the seafloor with sonar non-stop. Who uses sonar? Whales & dolphins.

Punch thousands of holes, 60′ wide by 100-150′ deep. (sorry scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, crabs, etc.)

Then, build caisons of steel and concrete. A caisson is a watertight structure which is used as an “anchor” for a foundation

Next: erect 1,000 ft wind turbines, with blades 180′ long, spinning at 180 mph. Turbine blades will slice up anything that happens to fly by.

The down draft from blades will impact the sea and waves below. Ever see a helicopter hover over water? Imagine that 24-7. The non-stop sound they emit won’t cause any problems-Right?

How Do Sharks and Rays Use Electricity to Find Hidden Prey? Animals that hide on the seafloor are often masters of disguise. But even the most evasive of prey cannot hide from hungry sharks and stingrays. These predators can detect tiny electric currents radiating from animals like shrimp and small fish. Without using their ears, nose, or eyes stingrays can locate and devour their prey.

Next: Dredge a trough 6 feet deep by 10 miles long back to the shore.

Lay the electrified cable. (Sorry sharks and rays) Re-bury that trough. A great thing for the ocean and it’s inhabitants?

Oh yeah, the onshore existing energy grid and stations can’t handle the incoming power. So, this will require multiple off shore “islands” to be built for new power sub-stations.

Now multiply this from New England to the Carolinas and beyond.

Hope you don’t like seafood. Scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels and crabs will be depleted beyond recognition.

Generations of fisherman. You’ll be going broke.

PSEG just sold their 25% share back to ORSTED, the Danish company who will reap $$$ BILLIONS.

Also, cost over runs.

YOUR electric bill will SKYROCKET to pay for this.

But I’m sure that you know better and this will all work out just fine.

Does wind energy have a place? YES. In the ocean? NO.

‘Regards, stay well and safe.’

14 thoughts on “Ugly truth about New Jersey’s offshore Wind Turbine Disaster”

  1. Stop immediately or ruin the ocean for a lifetime. The city’s are ruined, the food source is being ruined, look how they handle an environmental disaster in Ohio?

  2. We are speaking of the killing of ocean life. The whales have no voting rights and are not part of an established or independent political party.

    Let’s talk life – not politics.

  3. Wow-I wonder if any of that article is true. Please don’t copy and paste articles without fact checking. I question non-stop sonar bombing, 60 wide holes 100 ft deep and windmills being vertical compared to horizontal helicopters. Sources please. Please be specific to the work being done to prepare for windmills off NJ.

  4. No question that the offshore wind farms are problematic and activity to build them should be terminated. However, we should not politicize it with blaming Democrats. The biggest supporter of wind farms, albeit ones on land, was George Bush, and even the Trump Administration promoted them.
    Offshore wind turbines are detrimental to the environment and economy …. period.

  5. Save Jersey Shore Mike Jacobs ·

    To my fellow brethren boaters ~ A friend of mine who boats out of Montauk and explains to me how challenging it is to navigate around five wind turbines off of Block Island, and when it’s foggy out it’s totally frightening experience. That’s five wind turbines. We are going to have 3,400 of them off the northeastern corridor-and 174 of them right off our coast going up shortly, about 12 miles outside of Jones Inlet.

    I cannot tell you how insane this whole wind turbine project is, not only from a technological and electrical engineering standpoint, but you can forget about boating as you know it.

    I want you to imagine coming home at night from offshore, or even in the daytime in the fog when the seas get rough and then navigating through 174 windmills. And please remember, wind turbines give off an electrical current that causes them to be very difficult to see on radar with ghost readings.

    Also imagine being near a wind turbine area and your fuel filter getting clogged and your boat shutting down in rough seas, with or without fog, but especially with fog and in rough seas, and even worse at night.

    This whole situation is INSANE with people who have totally lost their minds and truly a disaster on many different levels, including the visual beauty of our unspoiled oceans view, as well as the ripping the ocean floor apart to put in thousands of miles of copper electric cables going to a substation and Island Park-all for the inefficient use of electrical power that will raise our electric rates.

    I’m all for Green Energy, but Windmills in Saltwater are a total SCAM, there is no doubt about it-I hope you are all working hard to make people more aware on this page and others and screaming from the rooftops, because the situation is real and the ability to stop it at this point is extremely challenging.


    1. The publishing of the “letter” is reckless and irresponsible. It is wrought with inaccuracies and exaggerations commonly echoed by pro fossil fuel Trumpers. The fake letter is credited as being submitted by a member of the Army Corp of Engineers to give it validity. Clearly it was not written by someone with engineering experience or knowledge of wind turbines. It’s sad to see so many people so easily manipulated into continuing to support the fossil fuel industry and its disastrous effects on our planet. The continued use of these fuels will kill more of the natural world than renewables. But facts don’t seems to sway Trumpers. They eat right wing lies like it’s high grade sushi. Sad.

  6. What hypocrites these anti-windmill people are. Do you hear any of them complaining about the tens of thousands of Oil & Gas rigs offshore on our coasts? Not a word from these “johnny come lately,” so called Environmentalists. Now all of a sudden, it’s all about the life of whales and dolphins. As for why their dying sonar is definitely NOT the reason. Sonar is used extensively by every merchant, naval, & fishing boat out there. This is a political hit job on more than just windmills it’s meant to attack the entire green sector. These same people hate Electric Vehicles, LED light bulbs, and solar panels all of it. Who’s behind this attack? Take a guess by starting with the Coal, Oil & Gas Barons for starters and move on to the entire political right. This awful article is nonsense it’s nothing but made-up garbage by an anonymous person or bot.

    1. “allegedly sent from someone within the Army Corp of Engineers,” is the greatest line I’ve ever seen an article open with

  7. “Opponents of offshore wind have said that the sonar used by energy companies to map the ocean floor or the noise from seabed rock sampling might be contributing to the whale deaths, though NOAA and the Marine Mammal Commission say there is no evidence that this is true.
    BOEM and the NOAA Fisheries have assessed the potential effects of HRG surveys associated with offshore wind development in the Atlantic. Following a rigorous assessment, NOAA Fisheries and BOEM have concluded that these types of surveys are not likely to injure whales or other endangered species.
    BOEM requires developers to use protective measures, such as trained Protected Species Observers, to
    avoid whales during these survey activities.

    1. The lies the opponents of the windmills are spewing in bogus articles like this one are outrageous and shameful. The latest are photoshopped pictures of windmills that make it look like the planned windmills are almost in the surf.

  8. Protect Our Coast New Jersey is connected to a right-wing think tank hellbent on stopping green energy. Unfortunately, they’ve been able to misrepresent themselves and their intentions to locals concerned with the uptick in whale deaths….feeding them a steady diet of misinformation.

  9. Nothing fuels conspiracy theories faster than ultra-secretive method this project has been forced on people of New Jersey.

    Taking away local control immediately. There’s a reason for that.

    Refusing to say how much this is going to cost after handing Orsted a blank check to be paid by anyone who used electricity in NJ only.

    We pay to build and bring the technology to fruition while the rest of the country enjoys the benefits? Who knows?

    When you ask questions there are never any answers. That kind of uncertainty usually indicates start with a pilot project, not full speed ahead, damn the consequences.

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