On Sept 12, a group opposed to offshore wind farms gathered on 35th Street in Ocean City. They’re hope was to slow or stop the foreign-based energy company called Orsted.
Six people were arrested for disorderly conduct. Allegedly, the peaceful protestors did not vacate the work zone as ordered.
Sonar mapping of the ocean floor is believed to have contributed to over 70 whale deaths in the past year.
ORSTED is bleeding money and investor support. NJ Gov Murphy is considering giving ORSTED more funding / tax breaks.
Orsted’s Ocean Wind 1 wants to run high-power electric cables under Ocean City beaches, parks and streets.
We’re trying to stop Orsted. Trying to save our ocean. Trying to save our beaches and community.
We’re willing to do whatever it takes to stop this. It’s not green, it’s not clean’.
They’re going to tear up all these streets and wetlands. Oceans are about to be destroyed. We have the right to protect them. Stop industrializing it. Do not build a power plant in the ocean.
We know it’s not going to work. They already know these don’t work. It’s already proven.
We stand on the brink of investing vast sums of taxpayer and ratepayer funds into a project that carries multiple uncertainties.
A network of power cables will travel from wind farms just off the coast, under the beach at 35th Street and through the city to the former B.L. England power plant at Beesleys Point.
By remaining neutral, marine mammal experts have indirectly supported ORSTED and their use of harmful sonar mapping of the sea floor.
“This testing today only proves that Orsted is continuing with the project, and we are going to continue to fight in court and in the streets if we have to,” said Robin Shaffer of Protect Our Coast NJ.