Rhode Island Regulators Delay Vote on Wind Farm Project
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.
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.