After years and years and years and years… Cape Wind is getting the thumbs up or down by the end of this year. With most of its major critics, dead (not to be disrespectful of Kennedy I thought he was great on many issues), or no longer in power, I hope they get the thumbs up.
A decision will be made by the end of 2009 on whether the go ahead will be given to the massive Cape Wind electricity project off the shore of Massachusetts, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said on Monday.
Salazar said his department is currently consulting with state agencies, including the state historic preservation office, and the final decision will be made “hopefully by the end of this year.”
“There is a legal process,” Salazar told reporters outside a White House conference on developing a clean energy economy. “I have ordered my department to move forward with the expeditious conclusion of those processes.”(via)
You can read about the long legal and environmental history of Cape Wind on this blog, click here to start.