U.S. fishermen feel a chill from wind turbines
Posted by Jeff Keever on December 29, 2017 10:20 AM EST
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - East Coast fishermen are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry.
In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the onetime whaling capital made famous in Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick," fishermen dread the possibility of navigating a forest of turbines as they make their way to the fishing grounds that have made it the nation's most lucrative fishing port for 17 years running.
The state envisions hundreds of wind turbines spinning off the city's shores in about a decade, enough to power more than 1 million homes.