Mass. Project Enviro Review: A Green Light For Offshore Wind

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The Aug. 9, 2019, decision to require a supplemental environmental impact statement, or EIS, for the Vineyard Wind project sent shock waves through the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry. The initial EIS had been scoped years earlier, and the draft EIS had been under public review for nearly nine months at the time.

Some in the industry took the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's eleventh-hour decision to require supplemental analysis as evidence of unmanageable uncertainty in the U.S. regulatory process, or even of the Trump administration's hostility to renewable energy projects. But the supplemental EIS was posted on June 12...

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