May 23, 2024

North Atlantic Right Whale

Feds Issue Strategy to Protect Right Whale Amid OSW Push
Federal regulators finalized their strategy to protect a critically endangered whale species as they expedite development of coastal waters for wind energy generation.
Report Flags Unknown Effect of OSW on Ocean Ecology
A new report finds that the impact of offshore wind development on an endangered whale species in a key ecosystem will be hard to distinguish from the ongoing impacts of climate change.
Lawsuit Against Vineyard Wind over Threat to Whales Tossed
One of the federal lawsuits challenging approval of the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind project off the south coast of Massachusetts has been dismissed.
BOEM: Major Visual, Scientific Impacts from NJ’s 1st OSW Project
BOEM concluded that Ocean Wind 1 combined with other projects will have a “major” impact on scenic and visual factors and on scientific research.
Nantucket Residents File Lawsuit Against BOEM to Protect North Atlantic Right Whale
Nantucket residents want to halt development of offshore wind within a “nexus of activity” for the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.

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