The Pendleton Panther

Cape Wind Wins Approval

Posted on: April 28, 2010

After years of debate and controversy, Massachusetts’ maritime wind farm finally has approval to begin construction.  The idea to set up these oceanic windmills arose almost 10 years ago, but forces ranging from influential politicians to Native American tribes to developer limitations effectively immersed the concept of a floating power plant in a quagmire much deeper than the Atlantic coast.  However, Ken Salazar, who serves as Secretary of the Interior for the State of Massachusetts, approved the construction of “Cape Wind”.  The platform will be constructed off the coast of Cape Cod near Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  The building cannot begin immediately, however, as the region must first be scouted by an archaeological team to ensure that no sacred grounds are being infringed upon.  The project has also been scaled down to 130 windmills from the original 170, but the fight for Cape Wind is finally over.


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