National Park Services Questions Block Island Wind Farm Site
April 12, 2013
Block Island Times: The National Parks Services (NPS) has weighed in on Deepwater Wind’s proposal to build a 30-megawatt, 5-turbine wind farm 3 miles off Block Island’s southeast coast.
In public comments submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the NPS said that it is concerned about potential adverse impacts to Block Island’s historic South East Lighthouse, the lighthouse’s property and its viewshed. The NPS also suggests that additional locations be considered for the wind farm.
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