Advocacy Group Urges Expedited Wind Farm Review

October 27, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), a New England environmental advocacy organization in a joint letter with MASSPIRG, American Lung Association of Massachusetts, Greenpeace USA, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, HealthLink, Clean Power Now, Cape & Islands Self-Reliance, HealthLink and Cape Clean Air, has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete the review of the Cape Wind project in a timely fashion pointing to the harm caused by “indefinite delay” in that process. The proposed 420 MW offshore wind farm could generate more than three quarters the energy needed for Cape Cod and the Islands of Massachusetts but has faced significant opposition from a well-funded organization, The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, which has been frequently accused by the developers of manipulating information. The letter applauds the Army Corps for hosting a public meeting on Cape Wind on October 29, and calls on the Corps to use that meeting to present a firm schedule for completing the review of the project and in particular to announce a firm schedule for the review and specifically announce a projected date for publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project, the next pivotal step in the process.

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