Many alternative landing sites exist other than Beach Lane. Deepwater Wind itself proposed four alternative sites. It was clear from the start that private company wanted to land at Beach Lane; that site maximizes its own profits and financial returns to its investors.
As Deepwater said in its own filings, “Hither Hills presents a viable alternative landing site, with minimal environmental and historical property impact located on New York State-owned property.”
Now Deepwater’s own filing to the New York State Public Service Commission (Exhibit 3, Table 3.6.1 Summary of Alternative Landing Sites) shows that Beach Lane is an inferior site for the public.
Besides, why would you run high-power lines underneath childrens’ feet if you do not have to?