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The Federal Aviation Administration said the farmâ€™s developer, Cape Wind, had agreed to fix the air traffic control radar system at nearby Otis Air Force Base.
FALMOUTH, Mass. â€” They described the sound as a jet hovering or an old boot tumbling in a dryer. But the noise from Falmouth's wind turbine doesn't have to be loud to be disruptive, resident Todd Drummey said last night.
In an unusually sharp rebuke, a US District Court judge said he will personally drive by Massachusetts Department of Transportation worksites to make sure officials abide by a two-year-old order to control a soup of contaminants that can pour from highways into rivers and streams during storms.
(Boston, Mass. â€“ May 13, 2010) â€“ EPA is considering a proposal from the State of Massachusetts to designate the coastal waters of Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor as a â€œNo Discharge Area.â€ If approved, discharges of treated and untreated boat sewage would be prohibited within the town boundaries
Opponents of the Cape Wind project are planning to launch a multi-pronged legal attack that could include a challenge to the constitutionality of a state law forcing utilities to buy much of their renewable-energy only from firms that produce power within Massachusetts.
HYANNIS, Mass. â€” A study released this week by a Newton breast cancer research foundation found traces of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and flame retardants, among other chemicals, in a majority of wells tested across Cape Cod.
Starting Monday, trucks carrying hazardous materials will once again be allowed to rumble along crowded Boston streets at all hours, after federal officials voided the city's four-year ban this week and chastised state and local officials for failing to justify the restrictions as required by federal law.
Boston's "Big Dig" project, before and after. Image credit:UA, Tufts University.So far the claim that Cape Wind will produce electricity at uncompetitive rates is pure speculation, as the final construction bid estimates are not yet in. But that never stops a fossil fuel lover from making ridiculous claims (that CCS can be cost-effective, for example).Opponents are also comparing projected fu...
Massachusetts stiffens the requirements for its small-wind rebate program, a sign that people, aided by online tools, can better chose locations for home turbines.
The ferocious opposition from Massachusetts liberals to the Cape Wind project has provided a useful education in green energy politics. And now that the Nantucket Sound wind farm has won federal approval, this decade-long saga may prove edifying in green energy economics too: Namely, the price of electricity from wind is more than twice what consumers now pay.