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Seeing Loss Of Fishing Area, Anglers Try To Stop Wind Farm

Law360, New York (December 9, 2016, 2:54 PM EST) -- A coalition of fishing interests on Thursday asked a Washington, D.C., federal court to halt a proposed lease sale for the potential development of a major wind farm off the coast of Long Island, New York, arguing that the process ignored major environmental concerns and would remove key areas from commercial fishing activity.

The complaint’s lead plaintiff, the Fisheries Survival Fund, which represents a large number of Atlantic scallop fisherman, argued that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management didn’t properly consider environmental concerns before scheduling a lease sale for Dec. 15. FSF wants the court to issue an injunction and halt...

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