Cape Cod Times: Cape Wind opposition continues
By Mary Ann Bragg, June 11, 2017
Opponents of the stalled Cape Wind offshore wind farm continued efforts in April and May to end the company’s federal lease.
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, though, has no plans to rescind the lease for 30 acres in Nantucket Sound, agency spokesman Stephen Boutwell said.
Cape Wind Associates LLC is currently in good standing, Boutwell said.
In 575 public comments submitted on the draft of a revised environmental impact statement, about a dozen supported the wind farm project. Three-quarters of the comments called for Cape Wind’s long-term lease to be rescinded. More than 25 percent of the 575 comments submitted were preprinted from letters with the title Urge U.S. Dept. of the Interior to Rescind Cape Wind,s Lease.
Until this lease is canceled, the threat of construction in the Sound remains real, Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound president Audra Parker said.
This article was reprinted from the Cape Cod Times, which is not affiliated with the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.