The Commission's staff published a 32-page critique of the DEIS earlier this month, which outlines issues the Commission believes need to be addressed in a Supplemental DEIS. Among other things, the report asserts that the Corps has failed to adequately assess all reasonable alternatives to the proposed 130-turbine project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). According to the Commission, omitted alternatives include:
- smaller facilities.
- Alternate configurations, including relocating some rows to be further
from shore and tighter spacing between turbines.
- A phased installation that would be typical of a precautionary approach to
- A distributed generation option that would consider several smaller wind