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Cape Wind poses no danger to planes, FAA rules

Cape Wind poses no danger to planes, FAA rules

By Herald Staff

The FAA ruled today the controversial Cape Wind windmill farm does not pose a threat to airplane traffic, giving the 130-turbine project a key green light.

The decision comes as the Federal Aviation Administration is dragging its feet on a congressional probe into the agency’s approval of the wind farm, saying it needs more time to produce a trove of documents and other information requested by a pair of powerful GOP pols.

In another windmill revelation, President Obama was personally briefed on Cape Wind’s request to secure a nearly $2 billion federal loan, with one official urging the Department of Energy to “get it done” because it was “important” to Obama, newly released emails show.

Here is today’s FAA ruling:

“The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a ‘Does Not Exceed (DNE)’ determination for the proposed construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

“The FAA completed an aeronautical study and has determined that the proposed construction of the 130 wind turbines, individually and as a group, has no effect on aeronautical operations. Therefore, the FAA concludes that the project, if constructed as proposed, poses no hazard to air navigation.

“The FAA makes obstruction evaluations based on safety considerations and the available solutions to mitigate potential risks.

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