Skip to comments.Nantucketís Cape Wind Whips Up Hypocrisy
Posted on 01/15/2010 8:31:21 AM PST by Starman417
The Nantucket Massachusetts Cape Wind plans to built the first U.S. offshore wind park are blowing some toxic waste to the surface of the broad zeal to create green industries. These toxins are not of the materially harmful kind, but consist of all the pretensions at the core of too much human self-indulgence floating around the quagmire of the green energy movement.
The planned 130 wind turbine forest covering 24 sq. miles, which is intended to become a symbol of alternative energy on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound, could also become an enormous subsidy magnet, sucking $731 million from taxpayers, before any long term costs are estimated. The money in such projects is in building these blights on the landscape, and then heading out of town because they have historically never proven to either work or be comparatively efficient when measured against other energy sources. Nevertheless, the irony of the Cape Wind debate rests in the reaction it has received from the wealthier Massachusetts residents, lead by the Kennedy family.
After the recent push from the White House and Congressional Democrats for Cap and Trade legislation, and for a Copenhagen Agreement, it is ironic that the Kennedy clan and its Massachusetts friends are campaigning against the Cape Wind project. It seems, quite justifiably, that the blue bloods dont want any unsightly giant wind turbines disturbing their idyllic paradise, and would rather not have them distract from the expansive views visible from their oceanfront weekend mansions. The farm would be visible from Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard. They are using the obviously suspect rationalizations for their dissenting views, including the concern for wildlife, and the danger to air and sea navigation. They would evidently be much happier if the windmills disadvantaged some other corner of the population, even as they profess support for them generally.
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“Not in my backyard”
Ted Kennedy fought against repealing the estate tax as well. How much of his unearned wealth was forked over to the government?
Build as many as you want!
Build them with BIG strobe lights on them!
Build them so the can be seen from both Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket.
Be careful what you wish for NIMBY’s you may get it.
Sorry, anywhere with Kennedies around have much bigger navigation worries than some windmills. Back when Teddy was alive they were also a danger to "land" navigation of the SS Oldsmobile.
How are we going to charge our electric cars?
Pray for America’s Freedom
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