Opponents of Cape Wind have filed a motion with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) claiming that the state failed to engage in an open-solicitation process to consider other renewable energy options, the Boston Herald reports.
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound cites failure to comply with a DPU regulation based on a provision of the state's Green Communities Act that requires consideration of out-of-state renewable energy alternatives.
‘This is yet another in a long series of attempts by this coal- and oil-funded opposition group to try to delay Cape Wind's benefits of hundreds of new jobs, greater energy independence and cleaner air to the people of Massachusetts,’ Cape Wind spokesman Mark Rodgers told the Boston Herald. ‘The fact is that we followed the procedures laid out in the Green Communities Act and that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities approved our negotiations with National Grid.’
SOURCE: The Boston Herald