Cape Wind Statement on Court of Appeals Opinion regarding the FAA
Friday, October 28, 2011
“The FAA has reviewed Cape Wind for eight years and repeatedly determined that Cape Wind did not pose a hazard to air navigation. The essence of today’s court ruling is that the FAA needs to better explain its Determination of No Hazard. We are confident that after the FAA does this, that their decision will stand and we do not foresee any impact on the project’s schedule in moving forward. Really, today’s court decision doesn’t change things very much because our existing Determination of No Hazard (the 3rd we have received since we started with this project) was set to expire in just 90 days and we were going to have to re-apply at that time anyway, this lets us begin that process sooner.”
-- Mark Rodgers, Communications Director, Cape Wind
Click here to view a 2008 letter from the President of Cape Air stating that Cape Wind will “have no adverse impact on air transportation or navigation in the region”.