A federal judge rejected key arguments made by groups seeking to overturn environmental permits for the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts. However, he directed two federal agencies to review the possible risks the project could have on wildlife. The project is valued at $2.6 billion and will be the first offshore wind farm in the U.S.
“[The court’s ruling] clears the way for completing the financing of a project that will diversify New England’s electricity portfolio by harnessing our abundant and inexhaustible supply of offshore winds,’’ said Jim Gordon, Cape Wind Chief Executive Officer. Read more here.