October 22, 2022 | https://www.mainelobstermen.org
Those following politics understand too well that government is better at causing problems than solving them. A case in point is in Maine where the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has attempted to place devastating restrictions on the hard working men and women of the iconic lobstering industry.
Behind the narrative of protecting right whale entanglement ( that hasn’t happened in 20 years ) is a well funded wind farm industry that apparently has their eyes on the gulf of Maine. Notably, offshore wind and shipping industries are not subject to the same strict regulations as the fishing industry.
Coming from an administration and agency that funds programs to intentionally pollute the atmosphere, it’s highly unlikely that politicians and special interests are being entirely honest about their motives or love of whales.
From WhyNotWind: “Billions of dollars have gone into erecting the wind and solar “traps” and trying to convince people there exists a clean, free energy source. The result is devastated landscapes, expensive, unreliable power and no more than a small fraction of the power promised is ever generated.”
The hard working men and women of Maine’s lobster industry don’t want to hurt whales. They just want to earn a living as they have done for generations, support their communities, and feed their families. -JD