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ALL NINE members of the Rhode Island Fisherman’s Advisory Board have resigned in protest of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council’s stance on offshore wind farms, but it’s under what effect it might have on the approval process. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Board quits, but CRMC tries to press on with offshore wind

The resignation of all nine members of the Rhode ­Island Fisherman’s Advisory Board in protest now threatens to gum up the federal approval process...
THE R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES Management Council has fined Ballard’s Beach Resort a total of $50,000 for what the panel says are unauthorized tiki bars, fences, and other amenities on the beach outside the bar. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Ballard’s Beach Resort fined $50,000 for illegal beach structures

PROVIDENCE – A notorious beach bar on Block Island finds itself in hot water once again.  The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council has fined Ballard’s...

147-turbine offshore wind project suffers another setback

PROVIDENCE – A significant Massachusetts offshore energy project faces additional headwinds following a decision Thursday by a Rhode Island state agency to not issue...

Things are getting murky with SouthCoast Wind’s application. Here’s what new...

The state’s coastal regulator is backing one allegation from a staff engineer over the status of an application for an offshore wind development while...

State coastal engineer alleges SouthCoast Wind developer lied to energy regulators 

Financial headwinds aren’t the only obstacle a Massachusetts offshore wind farm developer must overcome to secure critical approvals from Rhode Island regulators. SouthCoast Wind...

Senate confirms 2 new CRMC members

The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council will have an easier time meeting quorum requirements, thanks to two new appointments confirmed by the Rhode Island...

3.9-acre Poppasquash Point parcel in Bristol sells for $1.6M

BRISTOL – A 3.9-acre waterfront lot in Bristol was recently sold for $1.6 million, making it one of the biggest land sales in the...

Fewer turbines but more conflict for Revolution Wind farm

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,...

Regulators approve $60M power line upgrades for Revolution Wind farm

State energy regulators swiftly gave their stamp of approval to a nearly $60 million worth of upgrades to Rhode Island power lines. The Rhode Island...

Coastal regulators again delay decision on controversial South Kingstown oyster farm

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A five-year battle over a new oyster and scallop farm in a local saltwater pond isn’t over, with coastal regulators opting to...
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