The Green Blog: Cape Wind Receives Favorable Federal Environmental Review

By Bina Venkataraman, Globe Correspondent

A benchmark in the country’s efforts to expand clean energy was reached today as the nation’s first proposed offshore wind farm -- proposed in Nantucket Sound -- received a favorable final environmental review from a key federal agency.

Calling his agency’s report “ a milestone,” Minerals Management Service Director Randall Luithi said in a telephone interview this morning that Cape Wind could become "a bellweather for many offshore wind projects to come."

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