www.windaction.orgfacts, analysis, exposure of wind energy's real impactsWindactionhttp://www.windaction.org/articles/c61+80?theme=atomXarayar2006-06-12T02:16:27ZCan wind turbines make you sick? No easy answers as turbines pop up around the world.383812013-05-17T22:41:38Z2013-05-17T22:41:38ZAfter years of complaints about noise and health effects, on May 21, 2013 residents of Falmouth, MA will vote on whether or not to tear down both of the town's wind turbines.Cape Wind construction could begin off Massachusetts coast by year-end.377882013-03-19T16:49:35Z2013-03-19T16:49:35ZBTMU is providing a significant amount of debt capital that will be used to pay for development and construction of the project, Cape Wind said. The company could not say how much BTMU was expected to raise.Rare Right Whales Move into Area, Mariner Restrictions in Place.374742013-02-22T11:10:34Z2013-02-22T11:10:34ZThe whales have also caught the attention of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which is overseeing wind farm lease areas off the Vineyard and Rhode Island, and has commissioned the New England Aquarium to do an aerial survey, according to Tim Cole, a research fisheries biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. Tax credits complicate Cape Wind, South Terminal schedule.373972013-02-16T15:51:06Z2013-02-16T15:51:06ZBarton said that in order for Cape Wind to be eligible for the federal tax credit, it must "commence construction" before the end of the year, but the federal government has not yet clarified what exactly commencing construction means. ...Cape Wind may have to place the monopilings, or foundations, of at least some of the project's 130-turbines before the Jan. 1 deadline.Tax credits extended for Cape Wind.369142013-01-03T12:24:31Z2013-01-03T12:24:31ZCape Wind is expected to use the investment tax credit, which gives developers the option of recovering 30 percent of the cost of new equipment for a project with the exception of transmission infrastructure.Cape Wind foes turn up heat.362892012-10-12T02:49:20Z2012-10-12T02:49:20ZThe Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a handful of other groups yesterday filed a motion for summary judgment in one of five pending lawsuits aimed at preventing the construction of 130 wind turbines on roughly 25 miles of the sound.Alliance files appeal of politically driven FAA "No Hazard" ruling on Cape Wind.358432012-08-23T01:22:52Z2012-08-23T01:22:52ZFederal court appeal filed as Congress continues investigation into political pressure on FAA review of Cape WindFAA rules Cape Wind not a threat.357922012-08-16T10:51:14Z2012-08-16T10:51:14Z"A politically based determination of the Cape Wind project by the FAA is an unacceptable use of federal authority, contravenes FAA's statutory mandate and raises significant safety concerns for aviation in Nantucket Sound," they wrote.Wind farm dealings still under scrutiny.357402012-08-10T10:34:31Z2012-08-10T10:34:31Z"(G)et cape wind done by sept. 30. That's important to the president," Issa quotes Silver as saying in an email to loan program senior adviser Peter O'Rourke.FAA stalls GOP query of Cape Wind approval.356842012-08-03T09:16:27Z2012-08-03T09:16:27ZMcLaughlin said it is hard to believe political influence was not a factor in the FAA's decision, which came a month after U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the project.Congressmen probe FAA's Cape Wind approval.355282012-07-18T12:20:42Z2012-07-18T12:20:42ZIn a letter today to FAA chief Michael Huerta, congressmen John Mica (R-Fla.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) say they have "significant questions" about the role of politics in the agency's approval of the project.
"A politically based determination of the Cape Wind project by FAA is an unacceptable use of federal authority, contravenes FAA's statutory mandate, and raises significant safety concerns for aviation in Nantucket Sound," their letter states.Congressmen question FAA over Mass. wind project.355272012-07-17T12:14:40Z2012-07-17T12:14:40ZThe congressmen asked the FAA to provide various documents by July 31, including any communication about Cape Wind over the last 3 1/2 years between the agency, Cape Wind, federal officials and the White House.
It also flatly asked the agency to answer if it was influenced by political considerations, including the U.S. Interior Secretary's 2010 approval of the project and the Obama Administration's desire to promote green energy projects.
Cape Wind: Survey work starting at project site.353942012-07-06T23:16:06Z2012-07-06T23:16:06ZThe survey begins Friday and continues through early fall. The first step involves acoustic imaging to map the seafloor. Then, sampling will be done ensure no Native American artifacts will be disturbed and to analyze the soil, followed by deeper soil borings.
Republican probes White House role in Cape Wind approval .354052012-07-05T13:42:48Z2012-07-05T13:42:48Z"It's too early to talk about a hearing, but I'm very interested in the political pressure applied by the Administration in support of the President's green jobs scheme that is producing very few jobs," Stearns said in a statement to Greenwire this week. "Currently, we are still looking into the emails and other information involving the project."
Brown calls for fed probe of Cape Wind.353752012-07-03T07:59:53Z2012-07-03T07:59:53ZU.S. Sen. Scott Brown yesterday joined the growing chorus of critics calling for a federal probe into Cape Wind, saying officials have been aware of safety concerns "forever" and raising questions about whether the hotly debated Nantucket Sound project was born from "backroom deals."FAA facing investigation over Cape Wind approval.353092012-06-22T15:29:30Z2012-06-22T15:29:30ZIn a similar letter sent last month to Michael Huerta, acting administrator for the FAA, Ms. Parker said the FAA, in issuing in 2010 a "determination of no hazard" for the proposed wind farm, "ignored the warnings of the local aviation community, including airplane pilots, regional airports, and airline owners that the proposed Cape Wind project would pose unacceptable risks to the safety of local pilots and passengers."
White House rips call for Cape Wind probe.353072012-06-22T14:37:35Z2012-06-22T14:37:35ZU.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns' committee last year looked into the collapse of Solyndra. The probe found that White House officials forced their budget experts to approve the loan despite their doubts about the firm's fiscal soundness.
Stearns sees a similar pattern in Cape Wind.
Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind.352852012-06-21T11:12:56Z2012-06-21T11:12:56ZThose emails take you inside Gov. Deval Patrick's spin machine and illustrate the administration's desperate scramble to make Cape Wind the nation's first offshore wind farm.
The missives ...emerge as the Patrick administration and Obama officials come under fire for putting their eco-agenda first over public safety concerns.
Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind.352842012-06-21T11:09:09Z2012-06-21T11:09:09Z"It appears that an investigation is warranted in the case of Cape Wind to determine if the FAA acted inappropriately due to political pressure from the administration. Such an investigation would be conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and/or the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure."
Cape Wind foes call for probe into pols' â€˜bully' tactics.352722012-06-20T13:10:21Z2012-06-20T13:10:21Z"FAA has made decisions based on political factors rather than the recommendations of the local aviation community and even its own employees, failing its statutory safety-first mandate," Audra Parker of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound wrote to the inspector general for the federal Department of Transportation.