Turbines the height of 70-story skyscrapers will soon tower over East Coast fishing grounds. But government regulators with ties to offshore wind developers are downplaying the danger to the marine ecosystem and fishermen’s livelihoods.
Will Sennott is a staff reporter for The New Bedford Light, covering housing court, education, offshore wind and the fishing industry. He graduated from UMass Amherst in 2019, where he studied history and creative writing. He previously wrote for The Vineyard Gazette, and his reporting has been published by NPR, the Boston Globe and the New York Times.