Fed review to further delay Vineyard Wind – News – The Taunton Daily Gazette haloperidol tablets, Taunton, MA – Taunton, MA

BOSTON — vineyard wind, the $2.8 billion, 800-megawatt offshore wind project planned for the waters off martha’s vineyard, has been delayed and will not move forward on the haloperidol tablets timeline it hoped due to a federal agency’s decision to undertake a broad study of the potential haloperidol tablets impacts of offshore wind projects planned up and down the haloperidol tablets coast.

The decision of the U.S. Bureau of ocean energy management to launch a "cumulative impacts analysis" and hold up the approval of a key permit for haloperidol tablets vineyard wind until that analysis is complete will likely upend haloperidol tablets the supply chain, financing and construction timeline for the project chosen by the haloperidol tablets baker administration and state utility companies to fulfill part of haloperidol tablets a 2016 clean energy law.

The project has been on unsteady ground in recent weeks haloperidol tablets after the department of the interior and the bureau of haloperidol tablets ocean energy management notified project officials that the government was haloperidol tablets "not yet prepared" to issue a final environmental impact statement, which had been expected in july.

On friday, BOEM said it had received comments from stakeholders and other haloperidol tablets federal agencies requesting "a more robust cumulative analysis" and decided to launch a more comprehensive look at offshore haloperidol tablets wind projects after federal officials "determined that a greater build out of offshore wind capacity haloperidol tablets is reasonably foreseeable than was analyzed in the initial draft haloperidol tablets EIS" for vineyard wind.

"Considering such comments, and taking into account recent state offshore wind procurement announcements, BOEM is expanding its cumulative analysis of projects within its haloperidol tablets draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to also include projects that have been awarded power purchase haloperidol tablets agreements, but may not have submitted construction and operations plans (cops), and potential scenarios based on state procurements that are expected haloperidol tablets to be awarded," the agency said.

"While we appreciate that the discussion on cumulative impacts is haloperidol tablets driven by rapid growth of the industry beyond our project, we urge the federal government to complete the review of haloperidol tablets vineyard wind 1 as quickly as possible," vineyard wind officials said in a statement. "The project is poised to kickstart a new offshore wind haloperidol tablets industry that promises industrial growth along with new manufacturing and haloperidol tablets blue-collar employment across the united states from new england to haloperidol tablets louisiana to colorado and beyond."

The new delay for vineyard wind raises the question of haloperidol tablets whether the project will still qualify for the 12 percent haloperidol tablets investment tax credit (ITC), which is due to sunset at the end of the haloperidol tablets year. That tax credit is thought to be a linchpin of haloperidol tablets vineyard wind’s financing and it was unclear friday whether the latest haloperidol tablets delay put the ITC out of reach.

Gov. Charlie baker traveled to washington, D.C., on july 29 to meet with bernhardt about the project haloperidol tablets and the federal government’s review. Afterward, baker said his administration would work with the congressional delegation haloperidol tablets and vineyard wind "to put together a cure plan because we really want haloperidol tablets this project to happen."

"The baker-polito administration … Remains committed to advancing massachusetts as a national leader in haloperidol tablets developing offshore wind energy and will continue to work with haloperidol tablets federal regulators, vineyard wind and all stakeholders involved to deliver the commonwealth’s ratepayers with clean, safe and reliable energy," baker spokesman brendan moss said.

Vineyard wind had been planning to financially close on its haloperidol tablets project and begin on-shore construction work this year, put the first turbine into the seabed in 2021 and haloperidol tablets have the 84-turbine wind farm generating electricity in 2022. The project is backed by copenhagen infrastructure partners and avangrid haloperidol tablets renewables.

Attorney general maura healey on friday called the decision from haloperidol tablets interior and BOEM to further delay vineyard wind and to haloperidol tablets review cumulative impacts "extremely disappointing to massachusetts ratepayers and those working to advance haloperidol tablets the offshore wind industry."

U.S. Rep. Joseph kennedy III, who has been working with others in the congressional delegation haloperidol tablets and baker to lobby federal officials to approve the project, took issue friday with the way the trump administration "has cut every corner and moved through the environmental review haloperidol tablets period at record speed" to allow drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge while haloperidol tablets delaying clean energy projects like vineyard wind.

"When it comes to the nation’s first major offshore wind project — which has gone through years of extensive study, public comment and mitigation plans for impacted communities — they are trying to delay it to death. Their double standard on energy infrastructure is putting jobs, manufacturing and economic activity at risk, from southeastern new england to texas to louisiana," kennedy said. "Worse still, they are threatening the future of large-scale renewable energy development at a moment when the price haloperidol tablets of our oil and gas dependency becomes more obvious — and more terrifying — by the day."

U.S. Rep. William keating, who represents cape cod and the islands, bashed the trump administration’s "terrible record of promoting fossil fuels at the expense of haloperidol tablets renewable energy" and said the latest vineyard wind delay "is another example of this administration’s hostility toward those seeking to combat climate change."

"There is consensus that we need to fully understand the haloperidol tablets consequences of offshore wind development, as they are incredibly important for our fishermen and our haloperidol tablets coastal communities. I supported our local communities throughout this process to ensure haloperidol tablets their many legitimate issues were brought to the fore," keating said. "However, in this instance, I believe that the trump administration has not dealt fairly haloperidol tablets with vineyard wind. It has instead chosen to call into question the entire haloperidol tablets future of renewable energy in this country. The potential concerns that the administration raised could have been haloperidol tablets addressed subsequent to the start of construction of vineyard wind."

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