Call to Action:
The U.S. Department of the Interior, which issued Cape Wind a long-term federal lease in 2010, is still trying to move forward with Cape Wind.
Last week, the federal government issued a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and, once again, rubberstamped Cape Wind’s outdated, expensive, and poorly sited project. Our fight to save the Sound must continue as strong as ever!
The just-released draft SEIS leaves Cape Wind’s lease in place. As long as Cape Wind holds this lease, which is valid through the year 2041, Nantucket Sound remains vulnerable to development.
We need your help now. Interior is seeking public comments on the draft SEIS through May 15th before they publish a final version. The agency announced earlier that the final review will result in one of two outcomes: They will either rescind the lease or reinstate it. Your comments will make a difference!
Please see the instructions below to email or send your comments to tell Interior to rescind Cape Wind’s lease because:
- The project and the environmental review are both outdated.
- The supplemental review is inappropriately narrow in scope.
- The SEIS ignores many new developments since the original review was issued over eight years ago:
- Cape Wind no longer has state permits.
- Cape Wind no longer has a valid permit from the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Cape Wind no longer has contracts to sell their power.
- There are many new alternative offshore wind development sites.
HOW TO COMMENT
Using the Federal Portal: https://www.regulations.gov/searchResults?rpp=25&po=0&s=BOEM-2017-0008&fp=true&ns=true
Click “Comment Now.” Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice.
- IN WRITING
Delivered by hand or by mail, enclosed in an envelope labeled “Cape Wind Energy Project Draft SEIS” and addressed to:
Office of Renewable Energy
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
45600 Woodland Road
Sterling, Virginia 20166
Cape Cod Times article, “Cape Wind Review to Be Revised” http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170330/cape-wind-project-review-to-be-revised
Cape Cod Times Op-Ed by Audra Parker: “Interior Department Must Terminate Cape Wind’s Lease” http://www.capecodtimes.com/opinion/20170315/interior-department-must-terminate-cape-winds-lease?rssfeed=true