This is a fishing expedition undertaken by the Conservation Society to enrich itself at the expense of the health of our planet.

This is a fishing expedition undertaken by the Conservation Society to enrich itself at the expense of the health of our planet.

Bill Fitzgerald lives in Newport.

I read that the Newport County Conservation Society is filing a lawsuit to stop or change a wind farm being developed 15 miles offshore. I was a little dumbfounded. How will this help them? Perception is everything in tourism and makes the Conservation Society look like a NIMBY poster for the fossil fuel industry.

I guess that’s what the rich and powerful do if they don’t like something.

In the complaint, the Conservation Society argued that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management improperly approved wind farms that would harm historic resources in the city of Newport, which relies heavily on heritage tourism. She claimed that federal law “makes clear that ‘views’ of historic resources are as important as bricks and mortar. These appeals seek to preserve historic and pristine views from industrial-scale development.”

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