Cape Wind Gets Permit For Offshore Wind Farm Clean Water Act Compliance

BOSTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a long-sought permit to the nation’s first offshore wind farm, moving it a step closer to starting construction.The decision wasn’t a surprise, but the permit was needed for Cape Wi…

BOSTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a long-sought permit to the nation’s first offshore wind farm, moving it a step closer to starting construction.

The decision wasn’t a surprise, but the permit was needed for Cape Wind to begin building a planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. It clears Cape Wind to work in navigable federal waters and ensures it’s complying with the Clean Water Act.

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