Nantucket Group Set To Sue Over Vineyard Wind Turbines

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A federal lawsuit is set to be filed Wednesday in Boston targeting the first major off-shore wind energy farm in the United States

The group ACK Residents Against Turbines said planned turbine farms are going to be operating in a hotspot for critically-endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Vineyard Wind, the company behind what’s slated to be the first industrial-scale offshore wind farm in the country, will construct over 2,000 turbines 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. It's the first and only project so far to gain full federal approval and expects to go online in 2023.

The group says the construction of the turbines is set to take place in a “Nexus of activity of the North Atlantic right whale,” which is a critically endangered species with less than 400 individuals left in the world.

The group will hold a media press conference outside the Massachusetts State House at 11:30 AM Wednesday.

WBZ's Tim Dunn (@ConsiderMeDunn) reports:

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