March 27 -- Cape Wind won four major victories this month when a federal court decisively upheld the permitting of what will soon be the nation's first offshore wind farm. These wins cap a decade of legal challenges to Cape Wind, which has triumphed in each and every battle initiated by well-funded opponents to the project. Now, Cape Wind's developers finally have a clear path to completing the financing required to make offshore wind a reality in Massachusetts.
This triumph is good news for New Bedford, but it also highlights the great amount of misinformation that exists about Cape Wind. Comprehensive and rigorous permitting reviews by 17 federal and state agencies have produced an administrative record of over 400,000 pages. The key findings: Cape Wind would provide significant environmental, economic and energy benefits to Massachusetts and to the nation as a whole. >>View Article