Wind-farm foes say feds caved; Emails detail political pressure
In a letter to acting Federal Aviation Administration head Michael Huerta, Parker said bombshell internal emails the group obtained through a public-records request "make clear that FAA has made decisions based on political factors rather than the recommendations of the pilots, who use this airspace every day."
June 16, 2012
by John Zaremba and Dave Wedge
in Boston Herald
Federal air-safety officials - buckling under political pressure from the Obama and Patrick administrations to approve Cape Wind - were strong-armed into taking "inappropriate shortcuts" in their review of the offshore energy farm, project opponents charge.
"You've got a very clear green agenda from the Obama administration, and a very clear agenda from the Patrick administration, wanting to have America's first offshore wind farm, seemingly at the expense of public safety and fishermen, and other public interests," Audra Parker of the anti-Cape Wind Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound told the Herald. "It's like offshore wind at any cost."[continue via Web link]