U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Clears FAA Hurdle

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August 15, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration said the proposed Cape Wind power project off the Massachusetts coast poses no risk to air navigation, clearing a hurdle for what may be the first U.S. offshore wind facility.

The agency determined that 130 wind turbines in the Nantucket Sound won’t affect planes in the area, according to a statement today.

Construction on the 468-megawatt wind farm, which has been planned for more than a decade, may begin as early as next year, developer Cape Wind Associates LLC said on June 26. The project has been opposed by the Kennedy family, which owns a compound that overlooks the sound.

By Ehren Goossens. Copyright 2012 Bloomberg

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