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Biden Policies May Lead to Whale Extinction Event (Guest: David Wojick)

September 26, 2022

Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will do more than misallocate resources to flawed projects. It may lead to the extinction of the North Atlantic Right Whale.

The Inflation Reduction Act provides billions of dollars in tax credits for renewable energy projects, but wage and materials provision are likely to ensure few new projects get built. However, ongoing efforts to build new offshore industrial wind facilities, another Biden initiative, may cause the extinction of the North Atlantic Right Whale. Lawsuits are likely to challenge offshore wind projects to protect the whales which are already protected by several federal laws. Environmentalists will have to choose sides, protect the environment, or promote industrialization. Regardless, even if all these projects come to pass, they will have no effect on climate change.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is the Director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
David Wojick is a former consultant with the Office of Scientific and Technical Information at the U.S. Department of Energy in the area of information and communication science.