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Obama Administration Approves First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm, Drama Ensues

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Too much drama for Obama!

Barack Obama’s administration made some pretty big steps this week by approving plans for Cape Wind — an 130-turbine wind farm located in Nantucket Sound. If built, this would be the nation’s first offshore wind farm.

Nothing, however, seems to get done without a fight. Groups, including the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the Animal Welfare Institute and the Industrial Wind Action Group, have all threatened to sue over the legislation, claiming it will endanger marine life and commerce.

Senator Scott Brown released a statement today,saying:

“I am strongly opposed to the administration’s misguided decision to move forward with Cape Wind. While I support the concept of wind power as an alternative source of energy, Nantucket Sound is a national treasure that should be protected from industrialization.

“With unemployment hovering near 10 percent in Massachusetts, the Cape Wind project will jeopardize industries that are vital to the Cape’s economy, such as tourism and fishing, and will also impact aviation safety and the rights of the Native American tribes in the area. I am also skeptical about the cost-savings and job number predictions we have heard from proponents of the project.”

What do you think about Cape Wind? A good idea or a “natural” disaster? Chime in and share your thoughts!

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