A Mighty Wind

May 3, 2010

One of the more interesting (and important) stories to come out of the news in the past week was the federal government’s approval of the nation’s first offshore wind farm to be built off the coast of Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound. The wind farm has been a source of bitter conflict and heated debate for the last 9 years, as clean energy advocates did battle with the rich and powerful, animal welfare groups, and Native Americans. The announcement was made Wednesday to allow the plans for the 130 turbine wind farm to proceed. But anyone who knows anything about Massachusetts politics knows that this is far from the end of the debate. Immediately following the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, a coalition of groups opposing the wind farm said that they will sue in order to stop the project.

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