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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...

2010-01-04 17:27:00

HYANNIS, Mass., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound applauds today's National Park Service (NPS) determination that Nantucket Sound is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The decision agrees with the Massachusetts top historic preservation officer's opinion that Nantucket Sound is culturally significant for two local federally recognized Native American tribes - the Mashpee Wampanoag and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gayhead (Aquinnah) -...

2009-04-10 10:00:00

HYANNIS, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local stakeholders have long opposed the Cape Wind project for the unacceptable threats it poses to local Tribes and public safety -- and now several national organizations have requested a halt to any further action on the costly proposal. In support of the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET), a coalition of 25 federally recognized Tribes, has objected to the proposed Cape Wind location due to...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.