Interior Department poised to announce decision on controversial offshore wind farm

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is headed to Boston Wednesday to make an announcement about a controversial wind farm project on Cape Cod that could put the Obama administration at odds with one of the president’s biggest supporters: the Kennedy family.

Salazar will announce whether the controversial wind farm project off the coast of Cape Cod will see the light of day — or be gone with the wind. His decision will affect thousands of residents, local businesses and tourists who flock to the seashore paradise each summer — and likely determine the fate of other such offshore wind farms in states from New York to Michigan.

The Cape Wind project, which would be built five miles off shore, has already created a bipartisan jumble that’s pitting environmentalists and lawmakers against each other on both sides of the dispute over the 130 planned turbines — whose windmill arms would extend over 400 feet above the water.

Full story: – Interior Department Poised to Annouce Decision on Controversial Offshore Wind Farm