[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Buffer zone enlarges Cape Wind’s footprint  

Credit:  PATRICK CASSIDY Cape Cod Times, www.capecodonline.com 29 December 2010 ~~

A notice filed in the Federal Register on Tuesday caused some confusion about the size of the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm.

The announcement of the 56-page lease signed by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Jim Gordon, president of Cape Wind Associates LLC, describes the project as covering 29,426 acres, which equals slightly less than 46 square miles.

The company and previous government documents have indicated the project would cover 25 square miles.

The discrepancy is caused by the inclusion of a buffer zone where other development is prohibited, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement spokeswoman Blossom Robinson said.

“The actual area that the project will occupy is 25 square miles,” she said, adding that her agency does not regulate fishing and therefore will not restrict fishing in the buffer zone or among the turbines.

Source:  PATRICK CASSIDY Cape Cod Times, www.capecodonline.com 29 December 2010

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.