August 15, 2012
Today's Federal Aviation Administration ruling shows a complete and total disregard for public safety. The agency charged with protecting pilots and passengers has completely abdicated its responsibility to the public because of political pressure.
It is outrageous that this approval comes in the face of last year's court decision revoking Cape Wind's aviation safety permit, and in the midst of a Congressional investigation into the political pressure that enabled that permit to be granted originally.
For years, the aviation community has warned of the considerable safety risks posed by the 25-square mile, 130-turbine project due to its proposed location in the middle of a highly trafficked, low altitude flight corridor in Nantucket Sound that features rapidly changing weather conditions.
No pilot or passenger should allow this politically-driven decision to stand. This decision can once again be appealed. With one victory behind us, there is no reason to believe we won't win again.