FAA stalls GOP query of Cape Wind approval
McLaughlin 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.
August 3, 2012
by Patrick Cassidy
in Cape Cod Times
Federal aviation officials have put off responding to questions and document requests from a pair of powerful GOP lawmakers concerned about possible political influence in the agency's approval of Cape Wind.
"We are currently working on a more detailed response to your request and will provide you with that response and relevant documents as soon as possible," FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta wrote in a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and John Mica, R-Fla.
The FAA approved the 130-turbine Cape Wind project in May 2010. But after the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and the town of Barnstable... [continue via Web link]