Cape Wind would have posed 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 have likely resulted. Further, Cape Wind’s electrical service platform, which would have held 30,000 gallons of transformer oil, would have introduced 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 have also disrupted commercial and recreational fishing in the resource-rich shoal area where Cape Wind would be situated.