Environmentalists name public remark course of for offshore wind port a charade

Environmentalists are decrying a year-long course of meant to collect public suggestions on the place to construct a deepwater offshore wind port, calling it a “charade.”

They are saying state officers didn’t adequately have interaction the general public or tribal communities and successfully determined the place to assemble the port lengthy earlier than the method started.

The Maine Division of Transportation has been making an inner case for Sears Island whereas “giving an phantasm of an neutral evaluation of port prospects to the general public,” Matt Cannon, the state conservation and power director for Sierra Membership Maine, stated in feedback on the closing assembly of the Offshore Wind Port Advisory Group.