The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has upheld and finalized its May 17 Determination of No Hazard decision of Cape Wind by issuing a Denial of Petitions for Discretionary Review regarding petitions filed by project opponents.
‘We are pleased that the FAA has finalized its approval of Cape Wind so that we can move forward in creating jobs, increasing energy independence and make Massachusetts a global leader in offshore wind power,’ says Mark Rodgers, Cape Wind's communications director.
Extensive environmental and economic reviews have been conducted by various state and federal agencies. Cape Wind has also cleared its navigation reviews with the FAA and with the U.S. Coast Guard.
In addition, Cape Wind's amended long-term power purchase agreement with National Grid has been found to be in the public interest by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has recommended that it be approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.
SOURCE: Cape Wind