Council holds off on signing wind farm's documents
"I think it is extremely premature to sign or cosign anything. For me, I need a lot more specifics about what that compensation, or other form of consideration, would be for us to put our name remotely close to this," said Council President Glenna Hagopian. "I want to see what you are bringing to the table before we move forward."
March 9, 2012
by Iain Wilson
in South County Independent
NARRAGANSETT - The Town Council held a firm line with representatives from Deepwater Wind Monday, voting unanimously to reject a motion to cosign utility permit applications with state agencies that are necessary to connect a 15-mile underground transmission line across Block Island Sound to the mainland grid.
A delegation from Providence-based Deepwater was requesting permission from the council to grant the town the authority to cosign the applications, which would be submitted to the state Department of Environmental Management and the Coastal Resources Management Council. Though it is customary for the town to cosign utility applications when public rights of... [continue via Web link]