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    Federal Eye - Salazar approves Cape Wind development

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will approve Wednesday the construction of a major wind farm off Nantucket, Mass., the nation's first offshore wind farm, according to a source briefed on the decision. The move ends a nearly decade-long political feud and could open the way for significant offshore wind development along the East Coast.

    The approval of the 130-turbine offshore wind farm called Cape Wind, which will be announced at a noon news conference in Boston, comes after numerous state and federal regulatory reviews. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), a proponent of the project, will join Salazar at the news conference....
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    Why can't we just line Millbury St with the damn things? Worcester has a LOT of wind...don't you know?

    I'm all for wind power, though....
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    Government boondoggle here we come!
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    These things are very dangerous, what if one of them was to catch fire, and spill a bunch of wind into the bay?
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    Does any one know how much energy these things produce?
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    468 MW:rocker:

    edit: for the Cape project total

    The power from each turbine depends on a lot of factors.
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    Uncle Teddy's gone, up go the windmills.

    The Kennedy's fought this for years, this will also probably drive Patches Kennedy into an insane asylum, how dare they defy the Kennedy's.
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    Lexus Liberal Kerry is against it, too, I think. Everyone who has an ocean view on the cape is against it. Unfortunately for them, they are too few, but they have more than enough money to make up the difference. The yachting set isn't done with this.
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    Critics of the project include fishermen for whom 60% of their income is derived from Horseshoe Shoals. Other critics sited concerns over the privatization of public property (right project, wrong place), and some concerns were raised regarding the cultural and spiritual signifigance to two Native American tribes. Cape Wind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Scott Brown's come out heavily against as well:

    Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound: Home Page - Launch2
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    I live on the Cape in Hyannis. It's not just the Hyannisport crowd that's up in arms. Cost studies are driving local residents nuts as well as the potential impact on industry. There's been impact studies done that these turbines might actually increase the cost of electricity in the long term as the benefit side includes federal subsidies which make it look better than it actually is.
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    Got a link? I'd be interested in who that is and how strong the resistance is vs. the proponents.
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    :rofl: .... great line HD ... I'd email it to Leno or Letterman if I were you.
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    I was posting more as hearsay as I hear lots of opinions on local radio and via the Cape Cod Times website as well as a friend of a friend who is an engineer.

    www.windaction.org | The price of Cape Wind's power
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    Posts like this that make me miss the rep system:D

    Seriously though there's been 2 significant oil spills in the bay over the past 30 years emanating from ships bound for the plant that currently supplies all of the Cape's power. The project will bring some slight visual blight, but I happen to think the benefits outweigh the costs.

    I'd love to hear Brownie expand on how it will impact aviation safety. As I understand it the turbine blades are 440 feet above the surface at the top of their arc and no closer than 4 miles from shore. As a licensed pilot I can say that you really don't want to be a measly 440 feet above the ground when you're 4 miles from someplace to land.
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    Just curious... do you live on Cape or Islands?
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    Oh, OK. That's pretty much where I get my info- I mean people talking down there. I guess we hang around with different people. What I hear is about a 30-70 split in favor of the project, but I don't live there, just have a small place to take care of (hate the beach) for the family on mid-Cape.

    I can see both sides believe it or not. I'm just big into putting these things up because they work, I like the way they look, and they can help keep us from sending more kids into the flesh grinder in the Middle East in the future.
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    No I live in Brighton, which is about as far west as you can get and still be in Boston.
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    I think he was referring to the danger created by the wind these things make when they spin around on a windless day. It confuses pilots who hit the breeze from these plane-wreckers when they don't expect it.

    It happens in Holland all the time.

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