RI Council Gives Go-Ahead to Block Island Wind Farm
February 4, 2014
Block Island Times: In a 53-page report, 4 staff members of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have stated their position regarding the Deepwater Wind Block Island Wind Farm.
According to the CRMC Staff Report, dated January 24, 2014, the CRMC staff has “no objection” to Deepwater’s proposal to construct a 5-turbine offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island. The report also evaluates the wind farm’s potential impacts on the environment, and lists a series of stipulations Deepwater Wind should follow in order to mitigate these potential impacts.