CRMC approves South Fork Wind Farm with fewer turbines and $5.2M payout

Updated at 10:15 p.m. on June 2, 2021

THE R.I COASTAL RESOURCES Management Council on Wednesday issued conditional approval to the South Fork Wind Farm, providing the number of turbines are cut from 15 to 12 and a $5.2 million compensation fund is set up for local fishermen. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN FILE GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – State coastal regulators have signed off on the South Fork Wind Farm project, providing the number of turbines is reduced and a compensation fund for local fishermen is set up. The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council's 5-2 vote on Wednesday night ends a monthslong series of failed negotiations between the developer and fishing industry…

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