Feds OK Construction Plan For Cape Wind Farm

By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press

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

(AP Photo)

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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  1. Petetm says:

    Ahhhh yes, Devals new favorite buzz words “clean energy and jobs.” Can we assume that because this is wind powered, the rates will be lower for the people who get electricity from the wind farm?

  2. Betty Smid says:

    HUM… TO MY GOOD NEIGHBORS OF Massachusetts… IF YOU DON’T… I WILL DO IT FOR YOU! ! ! …TELL DEVAL… BARACK/SALAZAR TO GET THE HELL OUT OF THE CAPE! ! ! NOW… IF YOU ALLOW THE WINDTURBINES IN THE NANTUCKET SOUND… YOU WILL BE DAMN FOOLS!!!… WINDBAGS ! ! ! GET UP IN ARMS… SCREAM… FIGHT AND SAY ! ! ! HELL NOT…. THE REST OF YOUR LIFES WILL BE BEYOND REPAIR…THE BEAUTY OF THE SOAUND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! ! ! DEAR NEIGHBORS STOP THIS CRAZY PROYECT NOW! ! ! THIS IS NOT PROGRESS… OUR POWER WILL COST MUCH MORE…IS IN YOUR HANDS… AND I DO KNOW…. YOU CAN SAY NO.

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