Cape Wind wins legal battle

BOSTON - A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Cape Wind Associate's meteorological data tower operating in Nantucket Sound.

In a decision handed down yesterday, the three-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston discounted arguments brought by several Cape-based organizations and individuals over the construction of the $2 million tower. Although the tower has been in operation since last year, at the heart of the lawsuit was a larger question of jurisdiction and whether the proposed wind farm is subject to the state permitting process.

Read the full story in the Cape Cod Times (archives).