Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2023, 7:54 PM

Fishermen Move to Block Massachusetts Wind Energy Project

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

Construction of an offshore wind energy project near Nantucket, Mass., should be immediately halted as to not endanger the local fishing economy, fishing groups said in a request for a preliminary injunction.

“The construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project is proceeding at a pace that will make fishing in the lease area impossible when the commercial fishing starts in or about late May,” fishermen said. “Without a stay or injunction, the plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm.”

“Vineyard Wind’s continued construction activities will place commercial bottom-trawl fishermen like the plaintiffs at risk of shipwreck, endangering their lives and livelihoods,” ...

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