“Plans to build the country’s largest wind farm off the coast of Long Island stumbled Tuesday after residents filed a petition to stop construction of a route to carry power from the turbines.
Residents of the hamlet of Wainscott claim the East Hampton Town Board approved a transmission cable running through the town, which would connect to the $1.6 billion wind farm, without first doing a full environmental or safety review.
The board acted “precipitously and on an ill-informed basis,” the petition states, pre-approving the project and granting an easement to allow construction off the eastern point of Long Island’s South Fork. “
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Pullano, Nina. Courthouse News Service 2 February 2021.