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What was once hailed as first US offshore wind farm is no more

A controversial offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts has been officially pronounced dead.

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Cape Wind, the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts that drew the ire of the Kennedy and Koch families, is officially dead.

Energy Management Inc. has ceased efforts to build what was once expected to become the first offshore wind farm in the US, according to an emailed statement from Chief Executive Officer Jim Gordon. The project's Boston-based developer has already notified the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that it has terminated the offshore wind development lease it received in 2010.

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