The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management held a public hearing in Block Island to discuss Deepwater Wind's proposed 30-megawatt offshore wind facility. Supporters say the project would benefit the state's economy and environment, while setting an example for the rest of the nation. "Whatever Block Island can do to offset emissions is just a small step. But in the long run, if everybody takes a small step, we'll get a big step," said Norris Pike, town councilor for New Shoreham.
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