Steve Adubato is joined by Sen. Bob Smith (D) – NJ, Chair of the Senate Environment & Energy Committee, to address New Jersey’s future in clean energy and the misinformation regarding offshore wind.
Steve Adubato asks the Senator to explain wind energy development and concerns it may endanger whales.
Senator Smith responds, “There are more than four studies by different agencies, different groups, scientifically based with real scientists doing the math. Every single one of them says there’s no impact on whales from windmills. By the way, we have no windmills up at this point as well as everybody knows, so it’s not any current windmills that are hurting them. In Europe, they didn’t have that experience and the truth of the matter is there are, I hate to say it in American politics I don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist, but you have the whole fossil industry not wanting to see windmills and wind energy take off. They have a couple of operatives in this game who are trying to scare the public that somehow, we’re hurting our fisheries and we’re not. The legislature, the Governor, we’re all in this together and we love our Coast, we love the Jersey Shore.”