FAA facing investigation over Cape Wind approval
In 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."
June 22, 2012
by Michael C. Bailey
in The Enterprise
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound has launched a new effort to stop the development of Cape Wind, this one taking aim at allegations a key federal agency signed off on the project amidst political pressure.
"[The Federal Aviation Administration] 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, president and CEO of the alliance wrote in a letter sent to the US Department of Transportation's inspector general.
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