Cape Wind Wins Lawsuit while Being Sued Again
After a lawsuit, submitted on January 21 against Massachusetts regulators, NSTAR and Cape Wind, the offshore wind project’s developers won a legal battle that had commenced prior to this one.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Cape Wind project, rejecting arguments that had been advanced by the project’s opponents. The FAA approved the Cape Wind project in August 2012, saying that it will not pose a hazard to air traffic.
“The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the Town of Barnstable and their financial backer-coal billionaire Bill Koch– have failed yet again in their continuing campaign to use the courts to delay the financing of Cape Wind,” Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers said.
“The court’s definitive decision is an important legal victory that brings America that much closer to launching its offshore wind industry, a keystone in America’s renewable energy future,” Rodgers added.
Offshore WIND Staff, January 23, 2014