Projo.com reports that federal regulators met Friday (December 10) with state officials from Rhode Island and Massachusetts to discuss the 2 states’ efforts to develop offshore wind power together.
Ned Farquhar, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, applauded the states for signing a joint agreement governing the siting of wind farms in a 400-square-mile section of Rhode Island Sound between Block Island to the west and Martha’s Vineyard to the northeast.
The goal of the event hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, an arm of the Interior Department, was to release more information about how the federal agency will assess project applications in federal waters and issue permits.
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