Cape Wind faces new lawsuit

Source: E&E • Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

A controversial wind farm in the works in Nantucket Sound near Massachusetts faces a new legal hurdle.

Opponents of the Cape Wind project are arguing in a federal lawsuit that state regulators did not have the right to broker an agreement to have utility NStar buy the power generated from the farm. They said only the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has that power.

The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the town of Barnstable and several Cape Cod businesses are plaintiffs in the suit.

A Cape Wind spokesman said the suit was without merit (AP/Fuel Fix, Jan. 22).