Feds drop Deepwater complaint
Riggs said he is "looking now at taking the next step" in opposing the Block Island Wind Farm.
"At least in court, we'll get an answer, but I estimate it could take up to nine months," Riggs said. "Then the loser can always appeal to the 1st Circuit."
October 18, 2012
by Pippa Jack
in Block Island Times
A federal agency has dropped a Newport resident's complaint about Deepwater Wind's Block Island Wind Farm, helping clear the way for the company to build the first offshore windfarm in the United States.
In the complaint, which was filed August 22, Benjamin Riggs complained that power generated at the windfarm would be too expensive, and that the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission acted improperly when it approved a contract between Deepwater and National Grid.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Thursday, Oct. 18, that it would not pursue the complaint.
"We are pleased that FERC acted so quickly to dismiss this baseless complaint,"... [continue via Web link]