Cape Cod Commission appeals to state's highest court to overturn Cape Wind's "super permit"
Alliance, Town of Barnstable plan similar appeals
By Barbara Hill
Yesterday we learned that the Cape Cod Commission is appealing to the state's highest court to overturn the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board's approval of the composite certificate granted to Cape Wind. This "super permit" secured all state and local permits and was a huge victory for renewable energy.
Now, the Cape Cod Commission is using YOUR tax dollars to fight this project that 74% of Cape and Islands residents and 86% of Massachusetts residents support.
Now, the Cape Cod Commission is using YOUR tax dollars to fight thisproject that 74% of Cape and Islands residents and 86% of Massachusettsresidents support.
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and the Town of Barnstable are planning on filing similar appeals. Clean Power Now plans to fight these "frivolous" lawsuits and we will continue to represent the majority of citizens who support Cape Wind. Please make a donation today to help us against these powerful interests and keep the Cape Wind project moving forward.
These law suits are a waste of valuable tax dollars and delay the creation of new clean energy jobs. This action is indefensible, especially during an economic crisis when our state needs every dollar and every job possible.
Clean Power Now has been representing the voice of the citizens since 2003. Massachusetts can have the first off-shore wind farm in the nation and all the benefits that will follow. But we have to keep working for it, and fighting for it every step of the way. With your support, we can fight this appeal and keep the Cape Wind project moving forward.