March 30, 2007
Massachusetts environmental secretary approves Cape Wind's state environmental report.
March 23, 2007
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.
March 20, 2007
MMS (Minerals Managment Service) releases draft PEIS (Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement)
on offshore renewable technologies.
March 19, 2007
Public comments on Cape Wind's state environmental report.
March 9, 2007
Some statements from Cape Wind's FEIR (Final Environmental Impact
March 1, 2007
Cape Wind Files Final State Environmental Report, Departing from a Cooridinated Review with the
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
(5:03) to this report or read
Additional interviews plus perspective from Clean Power Now.
February 15, 2007
The Cost of Decommissioning
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.
(5:07) to this report.
February 2, 2007
Cape Cod Commission comments to MMS on Army Corps environmental review.
January 10, 2007
MMS holds Boston meeting on offshore alternative energy
The lead federal agency in charge of granting or denying Cape Wind a
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
(2:39) to this report.
More on MMS' regulatory strategy.
January 5, 2007
The US Army Corps' Draft Environmental Report, A Glowing Review