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Republican probes White House role in Cape Wind approval

"It's too early to talk about a hearing, but I'm very interested in the political pressure applied by the Administration in support of the President's green jobs scheme that is producing very few jobs," Stearns said in a statement to Greenwire this week. "Currently, we are still looking into the emails and other information involving the project."
5 Jul 2012

Wind energy symposium seeking local participants

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Berkshire Regional Planning Com mission as a very important step in understanding residents' perceptions and understanding of wind energy project siting in the region. It is funded through a National Science Foundation grant to Dr. Roopali Phadke of Macalester College.
22 Jun 2012

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."
22 Jun 2012

Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind

Those emails take you inside Gov. Deval Patrick's spin machine and illustrate the administration's desperate scramble to make Cape Wind the nation's first offshore wind farm. The missives ...emerge as the Patrick administration and Obama officials come under fire for putting their eco-agenda first over public safety concerns.
21 Jun 2012

Resident appeals to selectmen on turbines

Ms. Isherwood suggested shutting the turbines down from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. She said a representative from the DEP has been to her house and will be returning to conduct tests. Ms. Isherwood said the DEP representative agreed the noise is "louder in her house than outside."
21 Jun 2012

Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind

"It appears that an investigation is warranted in the case of Cape Wind to determine if the FAA acted inappropriately due to political pressure from the administration. Such an investigation would be conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and/or the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure."
21 Jun 2012

Windwise tries to put a face on turbine legislation

Windwise fears that the two bills, in combination, would allow the state to easily put turbines on state land without the approval of neighboring local governments. ...Straus said if it came to a vote of the wind siting standards bill, he would vote against it, saying "for me the local participation in decision making is critical, and this bill wouldn't allow for that."
15 Jun 2012

FAA felt offshore wind farm pressure

Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod and did so amid internal disagreement over the best way to stop the turbines from interfering with radar and compromising airplane safety, according to FAA documents obtained by the project's opponents.
15 Jun 2012

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