Environmental Review for Wind Project Off the Coast of New York and Rhode Island Completed
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management completed its environmental review of the proposed South Fork Wind project offshore New York and Rhode Island. South Fork Wind, LLC proposed a wind farm approximately 19 miles southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island. The project will deliver up to 130 megawatts of power to the South Fork of Long Island, New York, and could create up to 1,700 jobs, if approved. It would be the second commercial-scale offshore wind farm project in the U.S. This marks a significant step toward achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of accelerating responsible development of renewable energy on public lands and in offshore waters as a way of tackling the climate crisis and creating good-paying union jobs.