Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cape Wind Project Approved by Department of Interior

The Department of the Interior has approved the 130-turbine Cape Wind Associates project in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts. The 440 foot tall turbines (with blades) will cover 24 square miles, roughly the size of Manhattan. Litigation could still stall the project for years. The $1 billion project has already been in the planning and approval stages for nine years.

The Center (through its outreach arm) was an early supporter of this project and presented testimony before the U.S. Coast Guard at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hearing on the project in 2004

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