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Press Release – FAA Issues Cape Wind Determination

For Immediate Release

August 15, 2012
Contact: Laura J. Brown
Phone: (202) 267-3883

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a “Does Not Exceed (DNE)” determination for the proposed construction of 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound.

The FAA completed an aeronautical study and has determined that the proposed construction of the 130 wind turbines, individually and as a group, has no effect on aeronautical operations. Therefore, the FAA concludes that the project, if constructed as proposed, poses no hazard to air navigation.

The FAA makes obstruction evaluations based on safety considerations and the available solutions to mitigate potential risks.

The complete determination can be found at: