Cape Wind offshore wind farm facts
LOCATION: Wind farm developers Cape Wind would build 130 turbines over a 25-mile stretch of Nantucket Sound. The 400-foot turbines would be between five miles off Cape Cod at their closest point to land to 14 miles off Nantucket at the greatest distance.
ENERGY: Cape Wind says it can generate power by 2012 and eventually would supply three-quarters of the power on Cape Cod, which has about 225,000 residents.
COST: Estimated at more than $2 billion, to be privately funded with opportunities to obtain federal stimulus dollars and tax credits.
OPPOSITION: Native American tribes say the project would interfere with sacred rituals and desecrate tribal burial sites. Others claim it would hurt the ecology of Nantucket Sound and endanger marine traffic while raising energy prices.
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