In a rush to save planet Earth, we are neglecting non-human residents and probably creating more environmental degradation.

Recently whales have been washing up along the East Coast. Last week, a pod of dolphins died after beaching themselves off the New Jersey coast. These highly intelligent marine mammals make their living using echo location. They navigate, communicate and feed using sound.

The latest cure to fix the warming planet is windmills. Gov. Mills recently announced some details about a proposed offshore wind project in the Gulf of Maine that will contain hundreds of giant wind machines. I can only imagine what effect those machines will have on marine mammals such as the endangered right whale. I’ve not heard any complaints from the environmental experts at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on the “Left” Coast. Don’t suppose the whales will be banging into the hundreds of anchor cables that will be securing these towering machines.

As if that wasn’t enough, we have the so-called clean corridor cutting a path through the western mountains of Maine and a proposed wind project in northeast Maine that will require a similar clear cut down the eastern side of our beautiful state, all to send electricity to Massachusetts. Sounds like a real money maker for some and trouble for the environment, both marine and shore-based.

Leo H. Mazerall Jr.
Stockton Springs

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