Secretary Salazar confident Cape Wind approvals will be upheld; project will be built
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar talks with Jim Gordon of Cape Wind at an offshore wind conference in Boston
February 26, 2013 -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar gave the keynote speech at the Greenpower Offshore Wind USA Conference in Boston and he spoke with the news media afterwards.
Asked by a reporter, "Opponents of Cape wind keep suing in court and are suing your agency now, what’s your message to them?"
Secretary Salazar responded: “Senator Ted Kennedy was a dear friend of mine and this was one issue he and I disagreed on. I would just say to the people who are opposed to it is that offshore wind for the United States on the Atlantic is coming it’s a very important part of the energy future of the United States. I think one of the things Cape Wind could be is the standard bearer having been the first offshore wind project putting electrons on the grid and the fact that it can power as many as 200,000 homes will be a big win for the State of Massachusetts, and it is a job creator. Mitigation measures have been put in place to mitigate impacts some of the opponents have claimed and at the end of the day we are very comfortable with the legal position that we have, we think we will prevail and the project will be built.”
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