Providence Journal: U.S. calls for wind farms off R.I. coast

A top official in the Obama administration visited Quonset Point on Wednesday and, with Narragansett Bay as the backdrop, announced a major step forward in developing wind farms off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, flanked by Governor Chafee and members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, said the federal government has begun soliciting formal requests from developers seeking permission to build wind farms within a swath of federal waters between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.

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