Cape commission reject 4-turbine project
BOURNE, Mass. (AP) -- The Cape Cod Commission has rejected a proposed four-turbine wind project in Bourne.
The Cape Cod Times reports that the commission voted 8-4 on Thursday that the project would have more detriments than benefits.
New Generation Wind proposed the project two years ago.
Project proponents argued it would directly contribute to the area's energy needs and provide economic benefits.
But opponents said the turbines posed health risks for abutters and would drag down their property values. They also said the vegetable-oil-based lubricant to be used in the turbines was hazardous.
The commission denied the project without prejudice, meaning New Generation Wind can refile it for consideration at any time.
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