At a time when the unexplained deaths of six whales on the New Jersey/New York coastline has a few environmental groups saying more must be done to examine the impact of offshore wind projects on marine life, a group of 13 environmental organizations in the state reiterated their support for the sector.

To them, halting the progress of the industry would do great harm to efforts to combat climate change.

The group, which includes the New Jersey Environmental Lobby, the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, represent more than 308,000 members. It said they stand united in support for responsibly developed offshore wind to help the state achieve 100% clean energy. Read more from ROI-NJ.