Cape Wind tests its footing
Although Cape Wind has taken the first steps necessary for construction, the project's completion is still not on the horizon.
The company has secured all of the major permits required to begin construction but faces several lawsuits and at least two appeals of its Federal Aviation Administration approval.
September 23, 2012
by Heather Wysocki
in Cape Cod Times
The surveying work being done by Cape Wind has been described by its backers as the first visible nod to the future construction of the 130 wind turbines proposed for Nantucket Sound.
But unless you venture very close to Horseshoe Shoal, the area where the turbines would be installed, it's still very difficult to see any difference on the vast Nantucket Sound horizon.
On Saturday, Cape Wind organized a boat trip for the media to visit the two large barges collecting geophysical data for the project, giving the first glimpse of what Cape Wind's initial efforts look like close-up.
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