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Friday, September 19, 2003

Coast Guard Stays Neutral

In this prior post , we linked to a report that the Coast Guard had determined that Cape Wind posed a "manageable risk" for navigation and thus, supported the project. Turns out, we - and more accurately, the article to which we linked - spoke too soon: as reported in
Another Flap Over Cape Wind: Coast Guard Remains Neutral
, Alexis Tonti, Martha's Vineyard Gazette (9/19/03), Coast Guard officials reiterate that they have taken no official position on the project, and are only beginning to review its potential impacts. In act, contrary to articles that the Coast Guard submitted reports to the Corps, the only study submitted was one prepared by Cape Wind's consultatnt and reviewed by the Coast Guard - which offered concerns and suggestions for future study.


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