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Wind Farm Review Threatens Industry’s Future: Trade Group (4)

Aug. 12, 2019, 5:43 PM; Updated: Aug. 12, 2019, 8:25 PM

A proposed Interior Department review of the impacts of offshore wind farms on waters off the East Coast could threaten the entire industry’s development in the U.S., a trade group said Aug. 12.

“Requiring a project to assess the impacts of all potential future projects, even though those future projects are not yet defined, is extraordinary,” Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in a statement. “This requirement adds cumbersome regulatory hurdles to an already long and arduous process.”

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