Tag Archives: Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound

Cape Wind’s unlucky 13 years

But Cape Wind’s impacts extend far beyond the environment. The controversial project would also jeopardize public safety, put fishermen’s livelihoods at risk and desecrate sacred tribal lands. capecodonline  Read more here  11:11

Cape Wind falls short on too many promises

sct logoGiven Cape Wind’s promises to New Bedford, it’s no wonder that Matthew Morrissey from New Bedford’s Wind Energy Center is such an ardent supporter (“Guest View: Cape Wind opponents ignore too many facts,” March 26). Read more here  08:16

Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound: Cape Wind foes sue FAA over access to air traffic data

The primary opposition group fighting the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm has filed another related lawsuit, this time against the Federal Aviation Administration for not turning over documents that were part of a Freedom of Information Act request. Read more here   capecodonline  07:33

New Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound Cape Wind lawsuit: Mass. exceeded its authority

sct logoThe suit alleges that state regulators exceeded their authority in setting wholesale rates for the contract in violation of both the Federal Power Act and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which reserves that power for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Read [email protected]  10:12:29

Boston Herald Editorial: Tilting at … you know  – It’s a poorly kept secret that the Patrick administration engaged in a form of state-sanctioned extortion. Now the lawsuit will seek to prove that NStar was forced to agree to buy that expensive power from Cape Wind or risk having state regulators oppose the firm’s merger with Northeast Utilities.

Proponents blitz federal energy department in support of Cape Wind project

sct logoOffshore wind energy supporters blitzed the U.S. Department of Energy earlier this week with comments aimed at pushing the agency into giving the $2.6 billion Cape Wind project a loan guarantee. The public comment period for the guarantee closed March 11, the day supporters sent the DOE their comments. continue

Cape Wind hopes loan not blown

“This is another huge waste of taxpayer dollars for a project that will never get built,” said Audra Parker, head of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, who cited ongoing appeals and lawsuits still dogging the project that’s been in the works since 2001. The estimated $2.6 billion project is still targeting a construction start by the end of this year. Rodgers declined to describe Cape Wind’s success in securing private financing. Read more here

Boston Herald Wind Shill Writer Slams Cape Wind critic William Koch – bankrolled the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound

Billionaire Cape Wind critic William Koch has improved his view of Nantucket Sound with the $19.5 million purchase of an Osterville waterfront estate. Koch bankrolled the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the group opposed to the Cape Wind offshore energy project. He’s the brother of Koch Industries owners and Republican financial backers Charles and David Koch. Read more

Eco-Lawsuit Advances against Cape Wind Risk to Right Whale and other Threatened and Endangered Species Litigated

NOTE. Links will be added as they become available.  http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x493268917/Suit-claims-Cape-Wind-violates-endangered-species-law

Hyannis, Mass.  (October 10, 2012) – Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility  (PEER), the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and other conservation groups  today filed a brief in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia  detailing Cape Wind’s numerous violations of federal protections for threatened  and endangered species – including the imperiled North Atlantic right whale, one  of the rarest mammals in the world. This suit charges the project violates  three key federal laws – the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty  Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Other plaintiffs include the Cetacean  Society International, Lower Laguna Madre Foundation, Californians for Renewable  Energy, and Three Bays Preservation. This is one of five federal lawsuits facing  Cape Wind, a massive industrial project proposed to cover 25 square miles of  Nantucket Sound with an array of 130 massive turbines – each stretching taller  than the Statue of Liberty.

Today’s brief explains how the mega-project  poses serious risks to the right whale, four species of federally-protected sea  turtles and several species of migratory birds. It also criticizes the lack of oversight  and analysis of the impact of Cape Wind on this critical  habitat.