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Newsday: Bill to free up land for wind farm cable stalls in special session

Norway-based Equinor?s Empire Wind 2 project would be based more...
Norway-based Equinor’s Empire Wind 2 project would be based more than 20 miles from the South Shore from Long Beach. The cable would make landfall at Long Beach and traverse 3.3 miles to a substation in Island Park, connecting at the E.F. Barrett power plant. Credit: Maersk Supply Service
By Yancey Roy
Updated June 20, 2023

ALBANY – The fate of a Long Island offshore wind project hung in the balance Tuesday as labor unions and environmentalists scrambled to persuade the Assembly to approve a bill that would green light it.

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