Seven dead whales have washed up on the New York-New Jersey coastline since December, prompting calls for Gov. Phil Murphy (D., N.J.) to halt development on a number of offshore wind farms in the area. He refused.

State and federal agencies are investigating the deaths, but pro-whale organizations have expressed concern that pre-construction activity, specifically use of sonar to map the ocean floor, is traumatizing the whales and other marine life in the area.

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    The long-held goal of “energy independence”—which is not to say that we did not import or export energy, but that we produced more energy than we used.

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