First Offshore Wind Farm Construction Plan Approved

America's first offshore wind farm is taking a step forward.

A federal agency has approved a construction and operations plan for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says it clears the way for work to begin as early as this fall.

Cape Wind plans to build 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. But the wind farm still could face legal action from opponents who question the cost to ratepayers and the potential impact on wildlife.

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