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2014-03-14 16:20:59

Federal agencies violated Endangered Species Act and must go back to the drawing board to evaluate impacts and protection measures for birds and right whales WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a landmark win for the environment, the U.S. District Court D.C. ruled today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service need to revisit Cape Wind's impacts on migrating birds and endangered right whales in Nantucket Sound due to violations of...

2014-01-21 16:21:17

Cape businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound join the Town of Barnstable in challenging the overpriced NSTAR contract for violations of federal law BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSTAR's no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind at three times the price of competing out-of-state green energy violates federal law and would unfairly burden ratepayers, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court today by the Town of Barnstable,...

2011-10-28 14:30:00

BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals today issued a resounding victory for the Cape and Islands community and the citizens of Massachusetts. The court ruling revoked a previous no hazard determination by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and found that the FAA failed to consider the very real dangers and risks to the operations and safety of the 400,000 flights that transit Nantucket Sound each year. "This represents a major setback for an already...

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2011-04-20 06:30:00

The US government on Tuesday approved construction of a controversial wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which could begin this fall, reports AFP. The proposed 130-turbine wind farm covering 25 miles in the Nantucket Sound -- called the Cape Wind Energy Project -- has been the center of a decade-long dispute over issues such as increased power costs for customers and potential impacts on local fishing grounds. The State Supreme Court rejected those claims, and the Obama...

2011-01-06 10:59:00

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on the Cape Wind, LLC wind energy facility proposal to construct 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, Mass., that was compiled by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has made its determination under Section 10/Section 404 jurisdiction to issue a Corps permit for the...

2010-10-13 10:41:00

HYANNIS, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with the prospect of skyrocketing electric bills, an overwhelming majority of Massachusetts ratepayers polled want the state to pull the plug on the proposed Cape Wind project. Responding to evidence showing that Cape Wind would significantly increase electric bills for Massachusetts residents, businesses and schools, 70 percent of respondents not only oppose the project, but said that the state should reject the contract completely. 81...

2010-04-28 11:15:00

Clean Power Now and Civil Society Institute Laud Role of "People Power" in Overcoming $20 Million Lobbying Campaign, and Federal Inertia; End Called For on New Stalling Tactics by Opponents. HYANNIS, Mass., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The decision today by U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to allow the Cape Wind project to move ahead means more Massachusetts jobs and is a real demonstration of what can happen when concerned citizens are mobilized through effective grassroots...

2010-04-02 17:31:00

HYANNIS, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Audra Parker, president and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, today released the following statement: "This is a great victory for the people of Cape Cod and the Islands, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all citizens of this country who care deeply about protecting national treasures like Nantucket Sound. The federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has today recommended that Secretary Salazar deny or relocate the...

2010-01-13 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in meetings with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Native American tribal leaders, towns, land use planning agencies, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and others will propose a compromise that moves the project to an alternate site in close proximity to the disputed location and that respects the concerns of Native Americans and other stakeholders, and provides the developer with a strong, economically viable location for Cape Wind. The...

2010-01-12 12:30:00

Hill: Confident of Outcome After 9 Years of Review, All Questions Answered; 86 Percent of State Residents Support Nation's First Wind Park, Including Many Stakeholders Not at Salazar Meeting. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of a meeting Wednesday (January 13, 2009) on the Cape Wind clean energy project with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Clean Power Now Executive Director Barbara Hill issued the following statement: "The long-delayed start to the Cape Wind...