FAA Decision on Cape Wind Removes Very Last Federal Review Hurdle After More Than A Decade of Exhaustive Reviews

Ben Carmichael

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Ben Carmichael, CLF: (917) 455-8278
Sue Reid, CLF: (617) 850-1740

Boston, MA August 15, 2012 – In response to today’s Determination of No Hazard with respect to the Cape Wind Project issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the fourth such determination by the FAA after more than a decade of exhaustive review, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following response by Sue Reid, Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Massachusetts office:

“Today’s approval removes the very last federal review hurdle after more than a decade of exhaustive federal, state and local reviews, clearing the path for the project to go forward and deliver on its tremendous promise of clean home-grown energy,” said Sue Reid, Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Massachusetts office. “Importantly, the FAA made its determination while acutely aware that its decision-making is under a microscope in light of opponents’ work to gin up a congressional witch-hunt over Cape Wind’s approvals. Today’s decision should put to rest those challenges initiated by dirty energy-funded opponents. America already has waited too long for its first offshore wind project to go forward.”

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