Salazar Hosts Meetings On Cape Wind

Ken Salazar, secretary of the Department of the Interior, is hosting a series of Cape Wind meetings in Washington, D.C., beginning today. The meetings are being held as a result of Salazar's recent announcement regarding a final decision about the Cape Wind project.

The National Park Service recently stated that Nantucket Sound is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. As a result, Salazar issued a statement saying he hopes for an agreement among opposing parties regarding the Cape Wind project by March 1.

Hyannis, Mass.-based Clean Power Now, an organization that encourages renewable energy development, says that a start to the long-delayed project is imminent.

‘Moving ahead on Cape Wind will send a powerful and unmistakable message that the United States is no longer content to lag behind the rest of the world in using wind power to create new jobs, foster energy independence and reduce this nation's carbon footprint,’ says Barbara Hill, executive director of Clean Power Now.

SOURCE: Clean Power Now

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