Reports Archive: January - March, 2007

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March 30, 2007

Online Report: Massachusetts environmental secretary approves Cape Wind's state environmental report.
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March 23, 2007

Online Report: The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and the Cape Cod Commission have filed a request with the state for a supplemental review of Cape Wind's final environmental impact report.
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March 20, 2007

Online Report:
MMS (Minerals Managment Service) releases draft PEIS (Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement) on offshore renewable technologies.
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March 19, 2007

Online Report: Public comments on Cape Wind's state environmental report.
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March 9, 2007

Reporter's Notebook:
Some statements from Cape Wind's FEIR (Final Environmental Impact Report).
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March 1, 2007

Cape Wind Files Final State Environmental Report, Departing from a Cooridinated Review with the Federal Government

RADIO REPORT:
Cape Wind, a proposal to place 130 wind turbines over 24 square miles of Nantucket Sound, has filed it Final Environmental Impact Report, or FEIR, with the state office of envirnomental affairs. The federal agency now in charge of permitting Cape Wind has yet to release their Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS. Members of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound are upset that Cape Wind has chosen to file with the state before hearing what the feds have to say.

listenListen (5:03) to this report or read a transcript.

Online Supplement: Additional interviews plus perspective from Clean Power Now.
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February 15, 2007

The Cost of Decommissioning

RADIO REPORT: The lead federal agency in charge of permiting Cape Wind, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), is expected to release a draft Environmental Impact Statement in April, along with a Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The rule making proposal will contain specific financial requirements, like how much Cape Wind will pay to lease the area, and how much money they'll need to put aside to ensure the turbines get properly disposed of at the project's end of life.

listenListen (5:07) to this report.
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February 2, 2007

Reporter's Notebook:
Cape Cod Commission comments to MMS on Army Corps environmental review.
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January 10, 2007

MMS holds Boston meeting on offshore alternative energy

RADIO REPORT:
The lead federal agency in charge of granting or denying Cape Wind a permit to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound, meet yesterday in Boston with regional stakeholders. The MMS, Minerals Management Service, a division of the Department of the Interior, called together federal, state and local officials from around New England for a general forum on offshore alternative energy resources. The meeting was invitation only and not open to the press. However, our reporter Elizabeth White spoke with several of the participants after the meeting and brings us this report.

listenListen (2:39) to this report.

Online Supplement: More on MMS' regulatory strategy.
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January 5, 2007

Reporter's Notebook:
The US Army Corps' Draft Environmental Report, A Glowing Review