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Republicans take aim at offshore wind as whale deaths surge: ‘Moratorium on all projects’

By Thomas Catenacci | Fox News

A group of House Republicans introduced a congressional resolution Tuesday, expressing concern about the potential impacts of offshore wind and calling for an immediate moratorium.

The resolution — introduced by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., and cosponsored by Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., Andy Harris, R-Md., Scott Perry, R-Pa., and Anthony D’Esposito, R-N.Y. — would establish a sense of Congress that the full environmental and economic impact of offshore wind development must be further studied. Until such an investigation is conducted, the resolution would call on the federal government to halt all such projects.

“While this administration continues to ignore the adverse consequences that could result from offshore wind development, my colleagues and I will not,” Van Drew said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “It is imperative that the array of unanswered concerns are addressed, from maritime travel and safety to the environment and national security.”