News Roundup: Cape Wind Drops Key Appeal, Watchdog Calls for Action on Pilgrim Nuclear

Oct 7, 2016

WCAI's Sean Corcoran hosts a roundup of local and regional news with area journalists. Guests include: Gwenn Friss of the Cape Cod Times; Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times; Ann Wood of the Provincetown Banner; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette.

 

Among the stories they discuss this week: The Cape Wind project will not appeal the loss of a key state permit, another indication that the project may not go forward; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center team up to gather wind data that could be used for future offshore turbine projects; a nuclear watchdog calls for an outside expert to inspect the Pilgrim nuclear reactor; the management of the NOAH shelter will shift to an off-Cape group; a new report finds that the Cape is aging faster than previous thought; the state may reach an agreement with the town of Provincetown regarding the maintenance of the park where the Pilgrims first set foot; a plan is underway to capture wayward fishing gear; Barnstable bans plastic bags; a student at Falmouth Academy wins a very big science fair; early voting begins October 24; Raisin the goat of Martha's Vineyard passes away; the Massachusetts attorney general announces a lawsuit against US Fish and Wildlife over the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge boundary; the long-delayed demolition of abandoned buildings at the Highlands Center in Truro is expected to get underway this month; and the recently-moved Gayhead Light needs some upgrades.