Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) blames wind farms in the ocean for killing whales.
Greene made the comment during an appearance of Fox News’ Sean Hannity show on Tuesday night while accusing Democratic lawmakers of not speaking up about the train derailment and toxic chemical leak in East Palestine, Ohio, despite being vocal about climate change and protecting the environment.
“I don’t know why AOC isn’t dressed in white and crying for the dead whales that keep washing on the beach from wind farms that are being placed all over the ocean,” Greene said.
“And people are calling the alarms over how this is not only killing unknown thousands of bird species, but also causing whales to beach themselves at record numbers,” she continued.
Despite Greene’s claims, experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Bureau of Ocean Management said there is no connection between offshore wind farms and whale deaths.
“There are no known connections between any of these offshore wind activities and any whale strandings, regardless of species,” Benjamin Laws, deputy chief for the permits and conservation division with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources said, according to CNN.
Laws also said there is no information to suggest that the sonar equipment wind companies use to map the ocean floor could be fatal for whales.