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Thursday, October 7, 2010
Controversial Wind Farm Off Coast of Nantucket Receives Lease
The much contentious Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound is moving forward. The Department of Interior approved a lease for a commercial wind farm on the Outer Continental Shelf to Cape Wind Associates for its controversial 130-turbine project off of Nantucket Sound. This marks the first commercial lease for a major wind energy project granted by the department, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said officials plan to “work with a consortium of states” to expedite the permitting process for more projects.