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Solar Company Sues over Wind Farm

21 Jul 2021 Comments: 0 Views: 
Posted by Sara
Allco Renewable Energy Ltd has filed a suit in the Boston Federal Court against the Department of Interior accusing them of violating the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) by approving an offshore wind farm. Alco alleges that the project threatens the area's fishing industry and marine life.

The MA based Vineyard Wind LLC, is planning an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.

Since "no offshore wind turbine that exists today can survive a Category 3 or greater Atlantic hurricane," The damage caused to wind turbines would create “catastrophic leaking of oil and contaminants into the marine environment” that would endanger all marine life including endangered Sea Turtles and Right Whales.

The projects approval was also “condemned by the fishing industry, which raised concerns about the project's impact on fish stocks and vessel traffic.”

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