the 72-foot-tall buoy began taking on water late last week and sank just one day before engineers were going to remove it.
And, well, it is interesting that, it seems, every renewable energy approach out there has its version NIMBYism. In this case, the crabbers:
Al Pazar, chairman of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, said the mishap validates the concerns of the fishing industry.
“We’ve got a big chunk of iron laying at the bottom of the ocean which will probably gobble up a bunch of crab gear,” he said. “It’s just another place for things to collect and make a big mess.”