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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sues DOI for approval of wind farm
Posted: Friday, July 8, 2011
The Aquinnnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is suing the Obama administration for approving a controversial wind farm on Martha's Vineyard.
The tribe says
will harm Nantucket Sound, where its members have harvested for food for centuries. The tribe is worried about the impact on sacred and archaeological sites in the sound, which once was dry land.
"The tribe depends on Nantucket Sound for food, jobs, spiritual ceremonies, and cultural continuity, and the Sound is essential to the Tribe's religious ceremonies and traditional religious practices," the tribe says in the lawsuit, Courthouse News Service reported.
The lawsuit alleges the
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
have violated the
National Environmental Policy Act
National Historic Preservation Act
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Wampanoags Try to Stop Giant Wind Farm
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