Site for RI offshore wind projects shrinks
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—U.S. officials say they'll protect key fishing areas off the Rhode Island coast from future wind energy projects.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday that the decision will help ensure that future offshore wind turbines are located in areas where they will have minimum impact on fishermen and boaters.
Reed, a Democrat, says the decision represents another step in the process of bringing offshore wind to Rhode Island.
Deepwater Wind is working to develop a large-scale wind farm off the coast of the Ocean State.