offshore wind turbines, via FlickrConstruction and operation plans have been approved for America’s first offshore wind farm, which could create up to 1000 jobs at the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast beginning in a few months.

Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar today announced the approval by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement for the 130-turbine project in Nantucket Sound.

(READ the AP story in the Worcester Telegram)