DOI Approves First Off-Shore Wind Farm Which May Be the Catalyst for Future Off-Shore Wind Projects

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On April 28, 2010, the Department of Interior (“DOI”) approved the first U.S. off-shore wind farm located 5.2 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts on federal submerged lands within the U. S. Outer Continental Shelf. The approval of the controversial Cape Wind Associates, LLC project will likely be challenged by numerous opponents. However, given the years of careful study of this project the DOI expects to have their decision withstand legal challenges.

Details of the specified project and the potential for paving way for similar projects found in full article.

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