Vineyard Wind Project Passes Major Hurdle

Federal environmental impact statement released today

offshore wind farm

March 8, 2021 (BOSTON, MA) – Federal officials have released the long-awaited final environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind’s proposed offshore wind project off the coast of New England. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Offshore wind is a critical piece of New England’s shift from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy,” said Priscilla Brooks, Director of Ocean Conservation at CLF. “Today’s news is an exciting step forward for the Vineyard Wind project and we look forward to reviewing the environmental impact statement. We will continue to work with Vineyard Wind and federal officials to make sure that this project moves forward quickly and in a way that avoids harm to endangered North Atlantic right whales as well as other ocean wildlife and habitats.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.