Congressmen question FAA over Mass. wind project
The 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.
July 17, 2012
by Jay Lindsay
in Associated Press
BOSTON-Two powerful congressmen asked the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday to answer whether it ruled that a Massachusetts offshore wind project wasn't a danger to airplanes because of political pressure.
In a letter to the FAA's Acting Administrator, U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa and John Mica referred to internal FAA documents, obtained by an opponent of the Cape Wind project, in which FAA employees repeatedly refer to the high-profile politics of the first-in-the-nation project.
One manager wrote in May 2010, "It would be very difficult politically to refuse approval of this project."
Issa and Mica wrote in their letter to Michael Huerta that it... [continue via Web link]