Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has spearheaded the offshore wind industry in the state saying...

“We’re going to be able to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and at the same time give homeowners and businesses in Massachusetts terrific pricing.”

... and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has touted Rhode Island’s early entry into offshore wind and says focus must remain on keeping a piece of the industry in the Ocean State.

"The number one thing is to make it easy and cheap to do business and also talent. It’s all about talent supply. So we’re having a lot of collaboration with our colleges even our high schools, technical training even the training, so they can hire the people they need with the skills they need."

But the growth of this industry doesn't come without drawbacks. Commercial fishermen are concerned offshore wind farms will impact their safety and the seafood they depend on.

Ken Schneider, a lobster fisherman in New Bedford, Massachusetts says he could lose 30-percent of his catch because of offshore wind farms.

"This is going to affect every fisherman and fishes around these windmills. It's not benefiting any one of us except a foreign company. It's gonna it's just gonna hurt us."

Here at The Public's Radio, we've been extensively covering the offshore wind industry. And now, we want to hear from you. Whatever your question, you can ask it here.

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