130 turbine offshore wind farm project might be cancelled due to conflicts with tribal culture

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The United States Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service, issued a Determination of Eligibility Notification dated 1/04/2010 declaring that Nantucket Sound, State of Massachusetts, is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places following the opinion of the State Historic Preservation Officer and signed by C. Shull, Keeper of the National Register. According to the Keeper, the area is eligible for protection under criteria A, B, C and D; i.e., due to its cultural, archeological and historical values. The request for determination was submitted on November 18, 2009 by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the United States Department of Interior as part of MMS' procedures to grant a permit to build an offshore wind farm power plant in Nantucket Sound given the lack of agreement to classify this property between MMS, the State of Massachusetts authorities and the tribes in the area.


The Cape Wind Energy LLC project at Horseshoe Shoals within the Nantucket Sound will be either delayed or cancelled with this determination. The proposed project in development since 2001 includes 130 wind turbines, 400 feet tall, spread over a surface of 25 square miles in the ocean between Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island. The 130 turbines will generate 420MW of electricity or about 75% of the energy needs for Cape Cod and the islands. The estimated cost of the project is $1B.

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Comments (4)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Maine see lots of the turbines going up. Fewer people, less folks complaining. Those babies are big!

Jan 12, 2010 10:03 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is a lot of wind coming from the Government. Good luck

Jan 12, 2010 10:30 PM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Sounds like a NIMBY, "not in my back yard" scenario. We want "green" energy...as long as we don't have to look at those big turbines.

Jan 12, 2010 10:33 PM

Thanks Guys for your reply to my post. Regards,

Jan 12, 2010 11:21 PM