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Feds OK Construction Plan For Cape Wind Farm

By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press
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U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) – A federal agency has approved a construction plan for a wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on the nation’s first offshore wind farm as early as this fall.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports.

U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar made the announcement about the Cape Wind project in Boston on Tuesday. He says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has approved the plan.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports.

Cape Wind plans to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

windfarm Feds OK Construction Plan For Cape Wind Farm

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But the wind farm still could face legal action from opponents who question the cost to ratepayers and the potential impact on wildlife.

Gov. Deval Patrick says in a statement that federal approval moves the region a step closer to benefiting from the clean energy and jobs that will be created by the project.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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