Happy news on Cape Wind

Wind Turbine The Projo E-board, and Bob Whitcomb in particular, deserve lots of credit for their persistence on this issue.

In a major victory for cleaner air and energy independence, the federal Minerals Management Service has given preliminary environmental approval to Cape Wind, the proposed wind farm for Nantucket Sound. Final approval is expected later this year. The MMS, the key federal unit in determining whether the project gets built, found that there would be no significant environmental problems with the project. It is still unclear whether political pressure from the powerful and rich people opposing the project explains the long delay in getting this preliminary approval. Those noxious coal plants go up much more quickly…

I hope they keep up the pressure on this, and start pushing harder on potential wind in RI, especially in light of Patrick Kennedy’s recently announced opposition thereto.

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