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Cape Wind plans to buy Falmouth marina as operations base

FALMOUTH — Cape Wind said Thursday that it will purchase a Falmouth marina to serve as the base of operations for its offshore wind farm, a powerful signal that the controversial project could soon start construction after a decade of verbal wrangling and regulatory review.

The announcement was made as the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the main opposition group, filed suit in federal court this week challenging a recent Federal Aviation Administration decision that Cape Wind would not interfere with air traffic. The alliance said the FAA is ignoring public safety.

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