Fewer turbines but more conflict for Revolution Wind farm

THE R.I. COASTAL Resources Management Council on Tuesday pushed off a decision on the Revolution Wind project to allow more time for public comment and deliberation, which will resume on May 9. /COURTESY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND
The fishing industry and offshore wind developers are again at odds over how a mammoth array of 80-story-high wind turbines will affect ocean species, and the fishermen whose livelihoods depend on them. And without consensus on the potential damage, the two sides also can’t agree on what measures – including money – are enough to…

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  1. You know what affects the fisherman to make a living MORE than the wind turbines?
    How many lobster boats have to go further north because the lobsters have moved with the cooler waters?
    How many species has overfishing brought to the edge of extinction or community collapse?

    These windmills are important to RI, both economically and environmentally.