R.I. Attorney General Drops Lawsuit Against Deepwater Wind


Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is dropping a lawsuit against Deepwater Wind that would have stopped the company's proposed offshore wind project off of Block Island, the Providence Business Journal reports.

Last year, Patrick Lynch (Kilmartin's predecessor), an environmental group and two manufacturers filed a lawsuit to have a contract between Deepwater and National Grid thrown out.

Deepwater has proposed building six to eight wind turbines off the coast of Block Island.

While the attorney general has dropped the lawsuit, Toray Plastics (America), Polytop Corp. and the Rhode Island chapter of the Conservation Law Foundation continue to oppose the deal between Deepwater and National Grid.

SOURCE: Providence Business Journal

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