Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Old News, New News, and Jack Coleman

Klaus is back after a brief hiatus.

While I have been quiet for the past week or so, I have been following press on the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound.

That said, it strikes me that the same story Catherine Komp wrote for The New Standard on APRIL 21, 2006 has been sited by two separate sources as “newsworthy” in the past two days! The article, entitled “Cape Cod Wind Farm Could Face Romney Veto” is outdated and subsequently presents misleading information about the current status of one Cape Wind.

The New News:

Mitt Romney is no longer Governor of Massachusetts. Deval Patrick, a Cape Wind supporter, has taken Romney’s office on Beacon Hill.

Minerals Management Service (MMS) has pushed back the release of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Cape Wind to the fall of 2007. Don’t expect a decision on this project any sooner than 2008. MMS is currently moving toward a formal policy for the siting renewable energy on the outer continental shelf of the United States.

The United States Coast Guard has yet to release any regulations regarding the wind farms as a navigational hazard. This will need to happen before MMS can release its DEIS for Cape Wind.

Recently, project supporter Jack Coleman scoffed at Cape Wind’s claim that no dredging will occur on Horseshoe Shoal. Read his story here, it’s a good one.

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