NARRAGANSETT – The Ocean SAMP Subcommittee of the Coastal Resources Management Council will hold another public hearing in Narragansett to take public testimony on Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System project proposals.
The subcommittee held the first of three hearings Tuesday evening at the University of Rhode Island’s Bay Campus.
More than 60 people signed up to speak at the meeting, but Anne Maxwell Livingston, chair of the subcommittee ended the meeting shortly before 8 p.m., after nearly four hours.
The committee heard about three-and-a-half hours of testimony from Deepwater Wind staff members and consultants on the project and comment from a few members of the public.
Livingston announced that a third hearing would be held Feb. 27 to accommodate all of those wishing to be heard.
CRMC has not yet announced the time and location of that hearing.
In the interim, a hearing will be held Monday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. on Block Island at the New Shoreham Town Hall.
Robin Main, an attorney for Deepwater Wind said at Tuesday’s hearing that the company wished to discuss some of the stipulations laid out in the CRMC staff report with staff prior to the Feb. 24 hearing.
Main said the outcomes of that discussion would be reported to the public.
During the hearing, the subcommittee and the public heard testimony from Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski.