By Will Mathis
November 3, 2022 at 3:23 AM EDT
Shallow depths reduce the cost of construction, but at the price of destroying this unique marine ecosystem. Image from https://www.northeastoceandata.org/.
The developer and the government acknowledge that the overall impact to commercial and recreational fishing will be long-term, negative, and major.
The developer and BOEM both admit the RI project will decrease the overall number of jobs and will harm the economy in RI.
The U.S. Department of Energy predicts that offshore wind-generated electricity will cost more than any other type of electricity.
The US government plans to industrialize 8% of the US continental shelf.
Cofounder and President
As the president of Green Oceans, Dr. Quattrocki Knight brings scientific expertise and dedication to the organization. Dr. Quattrocki Knight’s background in neuroscience and psychiatry enables her to recognize the crucial role that a healthy environment plays in promoting mental health and overall societal well-being. She employs her scientific expertise to develop evidence-based strategies to address the current tension between climate advocacy and marine conservation.
Dr. Quattrocki Knight’s particular interest in whales has fostered a special focus on marine mammal protection, recognizing the vital role these animals play as both indicators and defenders of the ocean's health. Through her leadership, Green Oceans has launched initiatives to raise awareness about the urgent need to protect the ocean and all of the life it sustains against industrialization. She advocates for climate solutions that will allow us to transition away from fossil fuels without compromising biodiversity and the health of the ocean.
As an internationally renowned artist, Bill Thompson brings a unique and profound vision to Green Oceans. His communication skills allow him to touch the hearts and minds of diverse individuals with varied, even contrary points of view. His commitment, dedication, and passion have advanced the mission to advocate for responsible, safe, collaborative solutions to climate change. Deeply respectful of the power and beauty of nature, he works tirelessly to help protect our oceans for future generations.
As a devoted Montessori teacher, Charlotte nurtures young minds and cares about the world her students will inherit. In the classroom, she fosters an environment that encourages exploration, independence, and a genuine love of learning. Outside the classroom, she embraces the awe that nature brings to her life and brings her teaching skills to advance the mission of Green Oceans. Charlotte's commitment to education and her unwavering adoration for the ocean create a harmonious blend that fuels her journey to combat climate change while protecting the ocean against industiralization.
We recognized the urgent need to advocate for the ocean when we discovered the harm that industrializing 1400 square miles of ocean waters with 1000 plus turbines off the coast of RI and MA will impose on this fertile yet fragile ecosystem.
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