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Cape Cod wind farm gains FAA clearance

Cape Wind, the company that wants to build 130 large wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, cleared its last bureaucratic hurdle Wednesday when the Federal Aviation Administration decided that the project poses no hazard to planes.

The finding came after a court-required re-evaluation of possible safety hazards to planes and a Republican inquiry into whether the FAA's initial approval in 2010 was the result of political pressure.

The project presents no hazard as long as Cape Wind marks and lights obstructions to planes, files required construction forms with the FAA and builds no turbines that exceed 440 feet above ground level, the decision says.

Click here for the full report by the Cape Cod Times.

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