Issa, Mica Say FAA Let Politics Cloud Wind Farm Approval

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Two congressional committee leaders on Tuesday told the Federal Aviation Administration they are concerned political considerations influenced the agency’s decision to give its blessing to a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts.

Republicans Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and John Mica of Florida, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a letter to the FAA that the agency may have overlooked valid safety concerns in determining the turbine facility would be no...
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