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Just in a big decision on building America's first offshore wind farm clearing the way for more than 100 turbines.
To be built off Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
This decision has some major implications for the entire wind energy industry but it also could put the Obama administration -- all -- With some of the president's biggest supporters including the Kennedy family of Massachusetts.
I live in Boston forests so what does this decision mean for the Massachusetts project and for other big projects under consideration here -- And this is really a landmark day for America's first offshore wind project it has been approved the secretary of the interior Ken Salazar announcing today.
That he hasn't proved cape wind project up -- -- few caveats he's making some some condition she's moderating the project attack.
He says that instead of a 170 turbines he's allowing a 130 turbines to be built -- the waters.
And he's asking cape wind takes an extra steps to preserving historical and the cultural aspects of Nantucket Sound which is where these turbines will be place once things are belt.
This is a huge step for cape wind it's been -- nine -- long process a lot of regulatory political hurdles that -- jumped through.
And this also means a lot to the industries a -- there are a number of projects that are.
Waiting in the wings as you would say at the -- Atlantic coast to move forward from Delaware Maryland a lot of projects in the works in this will give them some hope.
That regulatory wet wise he'll be able to move forward a little bit quicker than perhaps cape wind has over the last nearly decade long process.
I don't want I -- politically this has been a pretty intense issue and it's not necessarily divided along party lines.
What does it mean for the president when it comes to political support.
Will Senator Ted Kennedy out before his death had been -- adamantly against this project it was actually would have been.
Within view of the hyannisport compound where he lived and where the Kennedy -- and has been for so many generations.
Other members of the Kennedy family have also called this an economic boondoggle something would.
Especially not be worth the money once it was in place other opponents have talked about the economic impact the navigational and -- And every agency from the Coast Guard to the FAA to the US Energy Department has weighed in and study this scientists among them.
-- back and -- politically this is not divided along party lines for instance.
The new senator Scott Brown a Republican also opposed the project.
But the governor here in Massachusetts Deval Patrick -- very much for the project and moving things ahead as far as the Obama administration is concerned.
Pro opponents of offshore wind believe that ultimately this will be something that.
Will be a bit of a legacy for the Obama administration that the first offshore wind farm will begin construction during his administration.
So time will tell politically how things run out in the long run doctor Molly Line live in Boston for small and thank.
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