From the mid-day update of the Cape Cod Times:
“Congressional leaders today reached a compromise that strips language from a Coast Guard reauthorization bill that would have given the governor the power to stop the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm project specifically.
Instead, language would give the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard “definitive responsibility” to decide whether the project poses threats to navigation and craft terms that would eliminate adverse impacts.
The compromise is far less restrictive than an amendment floated last year by U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaska Republican, that would have banned all wind turbines within 1 1/2 miles of shipping and ferry lanes.”
An ‘Alaska Republican’ promted by a Hyannisport Democrat! It’s still a long way to go, but as a Cape Codder – this is GREAT news!