Now the project–which would power up to three-quarters of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket with approximately 450 megawatts of emissions-free electricity-is facing another delay. Unions and environmental groups are speaking out.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Edwin D. Hill joined two local business managers and several environmental organizations in a letter to oppose efforts by the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe to declare all of Nantucket Sound a sacred burial ground, thus barring alternative energy development.
The letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, Director of the Minerals Management Service, states:
Following an extremely lengthy and rigorous review, approval of the Cape Wind project now will send a critical message to the renewable energy development community and will help lay the strongest possible foundation for offshore wind energy development in the United States.
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