Coastal regulators look to standardize wind farm compensation deals to avoid disputes

THE RHODE ISLAND COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL is looking to standardize methods for setting fishing value and compensation from offshore wind farm projects after a contentious process for the South Fork Wind Farm. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN FILE GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Could a formula be the key to solving disputes over how much major wind farm developers owe to local fishermen? After a contentious and prolonged negotiation period over the South Fork Wind Farm that ultimately failed to reach a compromise, Rhode Island coastal regulators are considering how a standardized process could make…

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