Statement of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound:
Yesterday, federal officials released a Record of Decision affirming the federal government’s issuance of a lease to Cape Wind.
The decision to affirm Cape Wind’s lease to 46 square miles of Nantucket Sound ignores requests from the Cape and Islands legislative delegation, the Steamship Authority, the Barnstable Municipal Airport, and hundreds of associations, businesses, political leaders, and residents that the lease be terminated. This lease, first issued in 2010, gives Cape Wind the right to build 130 massive wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, or even sell the lease to another developer through the year 2041.
The Alliance will continue fighting this project until Cape Wind’s lease is canceled and Nantucket Sound is no longer vulnerable to industrial development.