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January 14, 2008
Federal agency gives Cape wind farm preliminary OK
WASHINGTON — A key federal agency has given preliminary environmental approval to a proposed wind farm off Cape Cod.
A report by the Minerals Management Service released today says plans by developer Cape Wind Associates to build 130 windmills across 25 miles of federal waters in Nantucket Sound would pose no major environmental problems.
The agency is expected to make a final decision on the project later this year.
Supporters say the project is a safe, clean way to create renewable energy and new jobs. Opponents fear possible environmental and economic effects on Cape Cod’s tourist and fishing industries.
Various federal and state agencies have been reviewing the plan to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm since November 2001.
-- The Associated Press
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