Last week the New York Times reported that despite the recent federal approval of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm project, residents of Cape Cod do not expect to see wind turbines offshore anytime soon. Although many residents generally approve of renewable energy projects, they do not support the proposed location for the wind farm project and anticipate several more years of litigation and debate. Residents pointed to the fact that the battle over the proposal has lasted nine years, and many are skeptical that one decision will resolve the issue.

Meanwhile, the MMS has released an Environmental Assessment of the Cape Wind Energy Project, available here.