Current Call to Action: Comments to the DOE re Cape Wind loan guarantee
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is once again considering a critical loan guarantee for Cape Wind. This is the same agency that lost over half a billion of our taxpayer dollars on Solyndra, a California solar firm that went bankrupt, putting more than 1,000 people out of work and taxpayers on the hook for $535 million.
DOE is currently seeking public comment on its adoption of a 2009 environmental review done by the U.S. Department of Interior. But this outdated review is so flawed it is subject to four pending lawsuits by numerous groups, including the Alliance, the Town of Barnstable, the Wampanoag tribe of Gayhead/Aquinnah, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and others.
DOE should not be spending taxpayer money based on this faulty information. It should resist political pressure and reject Cape Wind’s loan application.
Please email DOE to let this agency know that the review it is considering adopting is defective. It did not adequately consider impacts or alternatives at the time, and much has changed since then that needs to be addressed in a new review. In addition, DOE should not be allocating scarce loan guarantee funds on a risky, environmentally harmful, and conflict-intensive project that has little prospect of ever being built.
More information can be found on the DOE Loan Programs Office website at https://lpo.energy.gov/?page_id=1502, and you can submit your views or information to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 202-586-8336.
Together we will ensure that 2013 is the beginning of the end for Cape Wind!