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Ask the Experts: The Effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Tourism & Recreation

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Dr. David Bidwell (URI Department of Marine Affairs) discusses a 2018 study conducted to collect observed data from a diverse audience on Block Island and mainland Rhode Island to determine 40 social indicators that aid in further understanding the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) on tourism and recreation.

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