A dead dolphin washed up on Leonardo Beach (Middletown) on Wednesday evening; Leonardo Beach is directly adjacent to the Leonardo State Marina and a quick 10-minute drive to Governor Phil Murphy’s palatial Monmouth County mansion situated on the Navesink River.
“It’s sad to see yet another marine animal wash up on our beaches here in Middletown—just a few weeks ago, several dolphins were stranded on Sandy Hook,” Middletown Mayor Tony Perry (R) told Save Jersey. “Last week, the Middletown Township Committee demanded a halt to the construction of the wind farms along the New Jersey coastline after we have witnessed an unprecedented amount of whales and dolphins die along the Jersey Shore.”
An historic number of whales and dolphins have washed ashore along the New Jersey-New York coast since the beginning of December, a phenomenon coinciding with offshore wind farm surveys utilizing powerful sonar technologies. Many experts believe the surveys are interfering with sea mammals’ ability to navigate the ocean and, in some cases, driving them into the paths of boats.
The risks were known to the federal government but ignored by Leftist officials obsessed with unreliable green technology.
This latest beaching comes on the eve of a congressional hearing in Wildwood, New Jersey featuring Congressmen Jeff Van Drew (R, NJ-02), Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), Andy Harris (R, MD-01), and Scott Perry (R, PA-10) into the impact on coastal communities and wildlife exacted by Governor Murphy’s offshore wind farm projects.
“The unknown impacts of these offshore wind projects raises serious concerns, especially after 18 whales have washed ashore near where surveying is taking place, six of which have been in New Jersey,” said Van Drew in a late February statement. “These projects will have substantial impacts on the local tourism industry, the fishing industry, and the surrounding environment. As Vice Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am holding these hearings in order to discover what exactly these impacts will be and to determine what additional pieces of legislation will be adequate to address the issue.”