Prominent Cape Wind advocacy group dissolving
BARNSTABLE, Mass.—A prominent advocate of the Cape Wind offshore wind project is shutting down, saying they've achieved their primary goal of building support for offshore wind.
Clean Power Now announced Thursday it was dissolving eight years after it was founded, saying "the core mission has been accomplished." The group cited the years of regulatory review Cape Wind cleared to become the first U.S. offshore wind farm to win a federal lease. Cape Wind president Jim Gordon praised the group for effective advocacy and leadership.
Cape Wind still has hurdles before it begins operating in Nantucket Sound as planned in 2014. It's seeking financing and a buyer for half its power.
Cape Wind opponent Audra Parker of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound said Clean Power Now's end is evidence of Cape Wind's eroding support, not its success.