Trustees Say Orsted ‘Reneging’ On Agreement For Wind Farm Lease

The East Hampton Town Trustees this week said that wind farm developer Ørsted is “reneging” on a critical component of the agreement reached with local officials that allowed the South Fork Wind Farm power cable to be brought ashore in Wainscott.

Members of the Trustees said this Monday that Ørsted has refused to agree to put off the installation of the cable until after the spring of 2023, to allow two full years of surveys of local fish populations before any construction begins along the 50 mile cable route — as was a condition of the Trustees agreeing to support the wind farm application and grant the company a lease of the Trustees-owned beach at Beach Lane.

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