A handful of residents filed noise complaints against the project over the summer, though testing showed sounds levels were below state limits.
Any potential disruptions would be small compared to other hazards, including the threat of climate change, experts said.
The agreement includes installing state-of-the-art collision detection equipment, including cameras, to document wildlife impacts.
A proposed offshore wind farm in Lake Erie will have a minimal impact on wildlife, according to an environmental consultant who says it’s “the lowest-risk project I’ve ever worked on.”
Wind-farm operations in some instances will be more complicated and costly as a result of the federal government’s announcement last week that it will list the Northern long-eared bat as a threatened species.