Project Development, Wind Power

Massachusetts Governor Gets Veto Power In Wind Farm Bill

Washington, DC [News-Miner] Rep. Don Young’s effort to block a wind farm off Massachusetts didn’t succeed, but Sen. Ted Stevens has secured language that project supporters say is equally threatening. Young and Stevens, Alaska Republicans, both served on a conference committee created to write a final version of the U.S. Coast Guard’s authorizing bill for the current year. The committee approved the bill April 7. It could go to the floor of each house for a final vote soon after Congress returns April 24. In February, Young asked fellow committee members to insert language that would have halted the Cape Wind project, a 420-megawatt, 130-tower wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, just south of Cape Cod. …