BOEM's Virtual Meetings on Vineyard Wind Begin
A series of five virtual meetings will give the public a chance to comment on the federal government’s latest evaluation of Vineyard Wind. The meetings start Friday, June 26.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will host the meetings live online over the next two weeks. They will address the Trump administration’s expanded review of Vineyard Wind 1 in the context of other offshore wind projects.
The administration considered new fishing data and alternative transit lanes.
The report says Vineyard Wind could have “major” adverse effects on commercial fishing, for-hire recreational fishing, and scientific research. But advocates of offshore wind say the report still supports wind as a means to clean energy.
As part of Vineyard Wind’s federal approval process, the report triggers a 45-day public comment period.
The meeting link and schedule are as follows (all Eastern time):
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Virtual meeting home page: https://www.boem.gov/Vineyard-Wind-SEIS-Virtual-Meeting
For meeting IDs and passwords, click on “Virtual Meeting Schedule.”