Fishermen, Wind Farm Advocates Argue Over Offshore Zone
April 7, 2011
CapeCodOnline: The future of the wind industry off Massachusetts may take shape inside a crookedly drawn area of ocean about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
The 2,900-square-mile polygon has strong winds and is close to densely populated coastal areas with high power demands. It also contains rich scallop grounds and important flounder spawning areas.
The federal government is now asking offshore wind developers if they’re interested in building wind farms in this designated zone, and some fishermen are working to ensure they aren’t pushed out of it.
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