Cape Wind wins suit, faces another

Cape Wind President Jim Gordon speaking with Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick seated to his left.

Cape Wind President Jim Gordon speaking with Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick seated to his left.

The developer of Cape Wind won a legal battle over project opponents after the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of the proposed 468MW offshore wind farm.

“The court's definitive decision is an important legal victory that brings America that much closer to launching its offshore wind industry, a keystone in America's renewable energy future," says Cape Wind communications director Mark Rodgers.  The project developer is Cape Wind Associates, which is owned by Energy Management Inc. (EMI).

He notes the ruling was made by the same court and only one that had previously provided project opponents their temporary relief from the FAA decision. The agency had ruled in 2012 that none of the project’s planned 130 turbines “would have an adverse effect on the use of air navigation Log in to read complete article.

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