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Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island

NEW LONDON, Conn. - A 45-foot Response Boat - Medium from Coast Guard Station New London transits near the New London Ledge Light at the entrance to the Thames River on April 14, 2017. Station New London's Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes the Thames River and the northeastern section of Long Island Sound. ( Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be replacing traditional sound signals (foghorns) with marine radio-activated sound signals at eight different locations across Connecticut and three locations on Long Island. Mariners that require the use of sound signals during periods of reduced visibility will be able to activate them on demand by momentarily turning their VHF-FM radio to channel 83 and key…
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Federal Government Announces Leases for New York Offshore Wind

The United States Department of Interior has announced today that it is moving forward with their plan build wind off the coast of New York. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Interior Department plan to lease 79,350 acres for offshore wind in a December 15 commercial wind lease sale. The New York Wind Energy Area starts approximately nautical miles (nm) from Jones Beach, NY. From its western edge, the area extends approximately 24 nm southeast at its longest portion. The turbines may also be visible from Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Wind energy is clean, creates jobs, and will help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. While New York plans to have offshore wind, BOEM also gave leases off of New Jersey, but without financing rules the Christie Administration will block these projects from happening.…
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New York Moves Forward with Offshore Wind

The Long Island Power Authority's board of directors is expected to approve the proposed 90-megawatt, 15-turbine wind farm off the coast of Long Island on Wednesday. This would be the nation's largest offshore wind energy project, three times larger than one due to go online this year off Rhode Island. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has already released their Environmental Assessment findings and is moving forward with its review process. Wind energy is clean, creates jobs, and will help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. While New York plans to have offshore wind, BOEM also gave leases off of New Jersey, but without financing rules the Christie Administration will block these projects from happening.   “New York is taking a major step forward to make offshore wind a reality. The Long Island…
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