Greenpeace Welcomes Latest Positive Step in Making Cape Wind Project a Reality

July 6, 2010

In response to the release by the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Cape Wind project, Greenpeace USA global warming campaigner Kate Smolski issued the below statement:

"Upon initial review of the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Cape Wind energy project, Greenpeace is pleased that Minerals Management Service (MMS) shows the Cape Wind project will be a positive step in the fight against global warming with minimal environmental impacts. This latest assessment follows extensive review of the Cape Wind project over the past six years during which time the scientific consensus around global warming has made the case for renewable energy projects lilke Cape Wind.  Greenpeace has strongly supported the Cape Wind project, which would be America's first offshore wind facility and would provide clean, safe and renewable energy for nearly 75% of Cape and Islands. While the review is positive, it does point out that Cape Wind needs to minimize the impacts to avian species. We, along with others alarmed by the climate crisis, look forward to participating in the public feedback process of this review and doing all we can to bring this important global warming solution to Massachusetts.  This release of the DEIS should now pave the way for a speedy final review and permitting process for America's first offshore wind project." 

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