Federal watchdog opens investigation into offshore wind impacts amid whale deaths

By National Wind Watch A top federal watchdog agency is opening an investigation into the impacts of offshore wind along the New Jersey coastline amid calls for a moratorium on development and an uptick in marine wildlife deaths. In a phone call Thursday afternoon, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan agency tasked with conducting oversight of government operations, informed Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., that it would conduct the probe. Smith, who represents a district along the Atlantic coast, has repeatedly called for a . . .

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