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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved Cape Wind's Chapter 91 waterways application.

In the letter notifying Cape Wind of the department's decision, a DEP official stated, "The Department determines that the proposed project serves a proper public interest, which provides greater public benefit than detriment to the public's rights in said tidelands."

This decision follows a public hearing DEP held in Yarmouth on Nov. 5.

The portions of Cape Wind's proposal under the jurisdiction of the DEP's review were the submarine electric cables from the coastline out to the three-mile offshore state boundary.

"This DEP approval finding Cape Wind serves a proper public interest and providing public benefit moves the project one step closer to its final approval," says Mark Rodgers, director of communications for Cape Wind.

Cape Wind has proposed to build an offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal.

SOURCE: Cape Wind


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