April 28, 2010 6:50 PM

After 10-year battle, first U.S. offshore wind farm approved

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday approved the nation's first offshore wind farm, the 130-turbine Cape Wind project off Cape Cod, Mass., and said that the power of strong winds over the Atlantic Ocean would be an important part of the U.S. drive to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The project has been hung up for nearly a decade as opponents objected to its cost and its impact on views.

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