Federal judge dismisses latest Cape Wind lawsuit
BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed latest efforts by opponents to derail a proposed offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.
The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the town of Barnstable and several Cape Cod businesses had argued in a lawsuit filed in January that the state overstepped its authority when it brokered an agreement for NStar to buy power from the project.
U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns on Friday dismissed the lawsuit, saying the federal court has no jurisdiction over claims in the case and because opponents of the wind farm failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted
Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said on Saturday that the court decision provides further momentum for the project to secure financing to launch a domestic offshore wind farm.
Opponents of the project did not immediately comment.