Group Says Cape Wind Poses Risk to Whales

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Boston Herald: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and other conservation groups today (October 10) filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging the Cape Wind project would violate federal protections for threatened and endangered species, including the North Atlantic right whale, one of the rarest mammals in the world.

The lawsuit charges the 130 wind turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, that would cover 25 miles of Nantucket Sound would violate the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, posing serious risks to the right whale, 4 species of federally-protected sea turtles and several species of migratory birds.

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