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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

No Wind Farm in My Back Yard Say Kennedy Family- OK in Yours!

A political bunfight is under way over the proposed construction of an off-shore wind farm near the Kennedy clan compound in Hyannis Port Massachusetts which overlooks the proposed site of the 440 foot monsters.
Political pressure continues to build on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as he prepares to announce his decision this week on the fate of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., that has been stalled for nine years. The governors of six East Coast states called on Mr. Salazar last week to approve the project, which is proposed by Cape Wind Associates and would be the nation’s first offshore wind farm. Turning it down, they said, especially on the grounds that it would harm the view from historic sites, “would establish a precedent that would make it difficult, if not impossible, to site offshore wind projects anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard.

.Perhaps the most prominent opponents have been members of the Kennedy family, whose compound in Hyannis Port looks out on the proposed site. Senator Edward M. Kennedy called the project a special-interest giveaway and fought it until just before his death in August.

Robert Kennedy Jr wrote that These turbines are less than six miles from shore and would be seen from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Hundreds of flashing lights to warn airplanes away from the turbines will steal the stars and nighttime views. The noise of the turbines will be audible onshore.
Oh Dear, noisy wind turbines and flashing lights will spoil the view from his balcony - of course poorer people can put up with the noise and inconvenience of these useless monstrosities much better than the liberal elite because they don't have the same delicate sensitivities !

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