Cape Cod Wind Farms - When agencies put business interest over public safety
We live in a world where agency approval is deemed the gold standard. ...If the agency is rushing to the business interests of its lobbying friends, and avoiding its mission of providing the safest product to the public, then what value, if any, does the approval of the agency mean to consumer safety?
June 15, 2012
by Diego Avila
in The Legal Examiner
The mission of the Federal Aviation Administration is supposedly to "provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world" and to be "accountable to the American public." According to documents recently uncovered, that apparently meant overlooking the safety risks posed to small aircraft pilots that would have to fly near a proposed Cape Cod wind farm.
According to a breaking story by the Associated Press, FAA employees felt pressure to approve the Cape Code wind farm because of the project's political momentum. The push for approval even went through while there was still disagreement over how to address the fact... [continue via Web link]