Offshore Debate

The economy in New Bedford is changing as wind turbines take precedence over fisheries

Offshore Debate For decades, offshore wind supporters have looked to the ocean off the East Coast and seen the potential for renewable energy projects that could power millions of homes; potential that's been stymied by local opposition, concerns over ocean habitats and economic impacts on commercial fisheries. Now, with new emphasis from the Biden administration on generating renewable energy on public land and waters, that all may soon change.

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