Salazar expected to make wind farm decision by Friday
Monday, April 26, 2010
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce a decision on a controversial wind farm in Massachusetts by Friday.
The Cape Wind has generated significant controversy. Litigation is expected no matter which way Salazar goes.
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe say 440-foot turbines that are part of the project will block their view of the sun and disrupt burial grounds and archaeological sites at Nantucket Sound. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation supported the tribes in recommending the rejection of Cape Wind.
Several state governors support the project but some members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation oppose it.