Cape Cod Times Article entitled, "New face of the Cape Wind debate", June 28, 2006:
Just two months ago, some were ready to write the obituary for the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm.
Federal lawmakers were poised to give Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - a longtime project opponent - veto authority over Cape Wind Associates' offshore plan.
Then came the letters of protest, a string of stinging editorials in national newspapers and, most critically, opposition to the policy from key members of Congress across the country.
Yesterday, the shift in debate was complete, as House lawmakers approved unanimously a provision that instead gives strict authority over the Cape proposal - and no other - to the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Specifically, the Coast Guard commandant will decide whether the project would pose a navigational threat in Nantucket Sound.