Press Release: Sen. Kerry on approval of Cape Wind project
WASHINGTON, DC -- The following is a statement from Sen. Scott Brown regarding what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod.
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today released the following statement in response to Secretary Salazar’s approval of the Cape Wind project:
“This day was a long time in coming, but I believe the future of wind power in the Massachusetts and the United States will be stronger knowing that the process was exhaustive, and that it was allowed to work and wind its way through the vetting at all levels with public input. I have always advocated wind energy in Massachusetts and I accept and support Secretary Salazar’s judgment today that Cape Wind should go forward. This is jobs and clean energy for Massachusetts.
“Throughout this process, I’ve met and spoken with Secretary Salazar, Coast Guard officials, EPA officials, Governor Patrick and environmental leaders here in the state – and they believe Cape Wind is vetted and appropriately sited. They’ve listened carefully to all the stakeholders and I have faith in the process. The process matters immensely. This is the first siting of an offshore wind farm anywhere in the country and the first project of its size. No detail was too small to be considered, and I think it’s a benefit to know that every argument, every criticism, every worry was answered.”
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