More questions than answers emerge from New York wind meeting

A horde of New Bedford fishermen and representatives from the city’s Port Authority shared a train ride down to New York City for a meeting involving an offshore wind project south of Long Island.

The Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting was held to discuss a guide the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released earlier this month outlining potential leasing sites. The day long dialogue, though, may have only introduced more questions rather than provided answers.

Executive Director of the Port Authority Ed Anthes-Washburn said no timeline emerged or what possible next steps lie ahead in the project only that the hope was that environmental studies could begin in early 2019.

BOEM confirmed that date last week to The Standard-Times.

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