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Squid Fishermen File Suit to Block Long Island Offshore Wind

Dec. 8, 2016, 10:19 PM

New York officials and clean-energy companies may have to wait a bit longer to bid for a chance to develop an offshore wind farm south of Long Island after a group of commercial fishermen, industry groups and seaport communities sued to halt a leasing-rights auction ( Fisheries Survival Fund v. Jewell, D.D.C., 16-2409, 12/8/16).

The Fisheries Survival Fund and other groups sued in federal court in Washington Dec. 8 to block the government’s plan to auction a 79,350-acre (124-square-mile) site in the Atlantic Ocean for construction of as many as...

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