Editors Note: The following comment was received in response to the CRE post on BOEMER bypassing the interests of other ocean users in the licensing of a wind development project.
You know things are bad when even your friends criticize you!
The BOEMER has been trying to ram thru a plan to build windmills over more than 2,000 nautical square miles — including parts of the Georges Bank fishing grounds. Fishermen, boaters and even oil companies all have interests in the area but their calls for multiple use of the area are ignored.
In the annual Maine Fisherman’s Forum the Reports that BOEM Bangor Daily News is giving wind power development projects zoning rights over other uses of the ocean resources, such as commercial fishing, all in the name of marine spatial planning:
“Paul Howard, executive director of New England Fishery Management Council, said the potential impact to commercial fishermen is too great for them not to be directly involved. He said existing marine planning programs, such as the process by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement that has been dealing with tidal and offshore wind energy development proposals, have not involved fishermen enough.”
Editor’s Note: From CRE Brazil
After 2,000 years, the Arctic Ocean registered a record temperature. The water heated up 1.94° in the last century and remained 1.38° warmer than the last episode of global warming, registered in the Middle Ages between 900 AD and 1300 AD. Data was obtained after a sediment analysis collected from the Fram Strait (between Greenland and the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard) by researchers from the University of Germany, Norway and the United States. The increase in water temperature is linked to the intensification of heat transfer to all the North Atlantic.