Revolution Wind developer to pay $3.5M to R.I. fishermen for undersea cables

THE REVOLUTION WIND Farm developers have agreed to pay $3.5 million to local fishermen to offset potential harms from the cables connecting the wind turbines to land at Quonset Business Park. The payment was included in the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council's approval of the cable burial plan Tuesday. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. /COURESTY ORSTED U.S. OFFSHORE WIND
PROVIDENCE – Initial tensions between Rhode Island fishermen and an offshore wind developer over the project’s cable burial plan have dissipated, eased by a $3.5 million compensation package. The payment, as well as other mitigation efforts such as extra studies on how undersea cables impact native fish species, was incorporated into state coastal regulators’ Tuesday…

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