PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island coastal regulators, at the request of Gov. Daniel McKee, are delaying a key decision on an offshore wind farm to give the project developers more time to reach a compensation deal with the fishing industry.

The Providence Journal reports that the Coastal Resources Management Council was expected to consider a federal consistency certification at its meeting Thursday for the proposed South Fork Wind Farm of up to 15 turbines in Rhode Island Sound.

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But with the possibility that the CRMC could recommend denial of the certification, Orsted, the Danish company developing the project with utility Eversource, agreed to extend the deadline for a decision to June 1.

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