State adviser's role fighting wind farm deemed ethics breach

A Cape Cod man who is a former member of a state fisheries advisory board has admitted to violating ethics laws by working with a group opposed to the wind farm Cape Wind Associates wants to build in Nantucket Sound.  Mark Weissman, 70, of Mashpee was a member of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission from 1993 until August. 

...Weissman admitted in an agreement with the State Ethics Commission released yesterday that between 2002 and 2007 he testified at hearings about Cape Wind and that he requested that the advisory commission send letters to other agencies regarding the project.

Since 2003 Weissman has been paid more than $48,000 for consulting services he provided to the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, a nonprofit organization and a vocal opponent of the wind farm.  Weissman received more than $8,000 for work related directly to the alliance's opposition to Cape Wind, including $2,000 for work related to the environmental review of the project, according to the agreement reached with the ethics commission.

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