Cape Wind would pose threats and risks to the rich environment of Nantucket Sound during both construction and operations. A loss of habitat, changes in tidal currents, and harm or mortality to threatened and endangered avian and marine species would likely result. Further, Cape Wind’s electrical service platform, which would hold 30,000 gallons of transformer oil, would introduce the chance of an oil spill. Cape Wind’s own studies show that in the event of a spill, oil would reach the shoreline of the Cape and Islands in less than five hours. The project would also disrupt commercial and recreational fishing in the resource-rich shoal area where Cape Wind would be situated.