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Ian Bowles, Massachusetts secretary of the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, has determined that the final environmental impact report submitted by the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project "adequately and properly complies" with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. With this finding, the project can advance to the state permitting process.

"Based on the air quality benefits, as well as the compensatory mitigation measures detailed in this certificate, I find that the environmental benefits and compensatory mitigation provided by the project are adequate to mitigate the impacts of the project occurring in Massachusetts," says Bowles.

According to a statement from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, the $10 million Cape Wind mitigation package consists of:
- $780,000 for the restoration of Bird Island, off the town of Marion in Buzzards Bay,
- $4.22 million for natural resource preservation, marine habitat restoration and coastal recreation enhancement projects in the area of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and
- an estimated $5.6 million in federal lease payments over 20 years.


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