BOSTON, MA - Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar alongside Governor Deval Patrick announced departmental approval of the Cape Wind Project off the coast of Massachusetts.
LCV President Gene Karpinski and Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters Executive Director Lora Wondolowski released the following joint statement in response:
“We applaud Secretary Salazar’s approval of the Cape Wind Project, an important step towards transitioning our nation to cleaner, more secure sources of energy. We have sat idle while countries in Europe have continued to reap the benefits of offshore wind development and now it is time to take advantage of clean energy sources in our own backyard, which will help make America more energy independent and curb dangerous carbon pollution.”
“After a long process that took an exhaustive look at the environmental impacts of the Cape Wind Project, we are pleased that Secretary Salazar came to the right decision in granting its approval. Cape Wind represents a tremendous opportunity for renewable energy in the Commonwealth and will help make Massachusetts a leader in the nation as we transition to a clean energy economy.”
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