Public weighs in on wind leases
July 25, 2012
by Iain Wilson
in Block Island Times
NARRAGANSETT - The U. S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released an assessment of the environmental impacts of wind farms in federal waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and could give notice as early as next month that it is auctioning off leases.
About 30 members of the public turned out for an informational meeting at the University of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay Campus on Monday, July 16, to learn more about the leaseholds in the waters above the continental shelf.
It's the latest move in the long federal permitting process, which began in 2011 when the agency put out a... [continue via Web link]