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Mass Fish & Wildlife signs off on Cape Wind project  

The director of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife yesterday agreed with Cape Wind and Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles that the proposed wind farm’s potential impacts on endangered species will be adequately reviewed and dealt with by the Minerals Management Service.

In his final decision, Fisheries & Wildlife Director Wayne F. MacCallum found the legal reasoning of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and Town of Barnstable “to circumvent Federal authority as not persuasive, and that, the federal law on point is overwhelming,” said Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers yesterday.

MacCallum said that the existence of 130 wind turbines on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound would not be destructive to wildlife under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act and that any wildlife issues would reviewed and handled by the Minerals Management Service under the U.S. Department of the Interior.

This issue arose when the Alliance and Barnstable, charged that the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act certificate and environmental impact statement issued by the state to Cape Wind did not sufficiently deal with the project’s impacts, especially endangered species issues. Their lawsuit also questioned the adequacy and jurisdiction of the state’s review of the project under MEPA.

The Nantucket Independent

9 July 2008

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