- A federal judge rejected key arguments made by opponents to the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project Friday, but directed federal agencies to review possible risks the project could have for wildlife.
- The judge threw out key challenges to the 420-MW project from groups seeking to overturn environmental permits for the $2.6 billion project off Cape Cod. The ruling clears the way for financing the project, the project developer said. Earlier this year, the developer landed $600 million in financing.
- Further federal review could delay the project past its deadline to start construction by 2016, project opponents said.
It's hard to build major infrastructure projects without legal challenges. However, it appear that the Cape Wind project won a major victory. The major legal threats to the project were rejected by the judge.