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THE REVOLUTION WIND, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN FILE GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

R.I. has muted reaction to shifting offshore wind priorities

After years of competing for a crucial position on the forefront of the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry, Rhode Island officials no longer seem...

CRMC subcommittee recommends denial of proposed South Kingstown oyster farm expansion

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A drawn-out fight between South Kingstown residents and a prominent business owner seeking to expand his oyster farm may be nearing...

CRMC leader says agency focus has not changed, despite controversy over...

PROVIDENCE – A change in the leadership of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has not diminished the state agency’s focus on education, analysis...

AG urges R.I. Supreme Court to reject Block Island marina expansion...

NEW SHOREHAM – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha’s office is urging the R.I. Supreme Court to reject the Coastal Resources Management Council’s approval of...

AG’s office seeks to intervene in Block Island marina expansion

NEW SHOREHAM – The R.I. Office of the Attorney General is seeking to intervene in the R.I.  Coastal Resources Management Council’s closed session approval...

Legal battle over Block Island marina expansion takes turn

NEW SHOREHAM – A longstanding legal battle on Block Island concerning the Great Salt Pond has taken an unexpected turn, drawing the ire of...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
PERMITTING DELAYS: The Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind Farm and Vineyard Wind offshore wind projects in waters off the coast of southern New England are all currently in various stages of the permitting process. / SOURCE: R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT / PBN GRAPHIC/ANNE EWING

Waiting on more offshore wind

Three major offshore wind projects are in various stages of complicated permitting processes in southern New England waters. Revolution Wind is a joint effort between...

RIDEM receives $130K grant from EPA to monitor and map wetlands

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has received $131,190 in Wetland Program Development Grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for state-led...

Waterplace Park dredging to begin this month

PROVIDENCE – A long-awaited dredging of Waterplace Park is expected to begin within days. The project will remove 22,000 cubic yards of silt from the...

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