Salazar meets Wampanaog tribes to discuss sacred site

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in Massachusetts today to discuss the controversial Cape Wind energy project.

This morning, Salazar met with the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to greet the sunrise at Nantucket Sound. The tribe is worried that 440-foot-tall wind turbines will block its view of the sun.

Salazar is also meeting with the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, whose reservation is on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Both tribes oppose the Cape Wind project.

Salazar will also meet with the Cape Wind developers and tour the wind farm site.

Get the Story:
Tribe: Our concerns heard on wind farm (The Cape Cod Times 2/2)
The Green Blog: US Interior Secretary meets with Mashpee Wampanoag (The Boston Globe 2/2)
Interior Secretary meets with Mass. tribes (The Boston Globe 2/2)

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