The U.S. military is not on board with President Joe Biden's plan to address so-called climate change by building large unsightly wind farms along the East Coast.
Bloomberg reports that the Pentagon is concerned that many of the administration's proposed wind farm sites would conflict with military operations in the area. Maps circulated among industry stakeholders—eager to cash in on the administration's enthusiasm for so-called clean energy projects—show that the Navy and Air Force have deemed vast swathes of the offshore terrain earmarked for wind farm development to be "highly problematic."
The Coast Guard has also raised concerns about how Biden's wind farms could disrupt its operations off the coasts of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. The military's objections are great news for critics and skeptics of Biden's radical goal of producing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power by the end of the decade. That's the equivalent of 30 nuclear reactors.
Alas, Biden and his Democratic allies have made clear that they view fighting so-called climate change as a much higher priority than they do fighting America's actual enemies and maintaining a dominant military force. So the president may ultimately decide to ignore his own military advisers to litter our oceans with wind turbines.
Some context: The Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president, ruthlessly deployed wind turbines and other so-called clean energy contraptions in an effort to kill and maim hundreds of thousands of majestic birds, including bald eagles.