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Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )
Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore

Posted on 04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT by george76

Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project.

Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands.

Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near the proposed site.

Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind..."This eleventh hour move to change the rules ... is unjust and contravenes our regional and national energy policy interest..."

Studies show the area has some of the strongest, most consistent wind in the eastern United States.

At peak output, the project would generate more than 400 megawatts of electricity, enough to meet the needs of some 400,000 homes on Cape Cod and the nearby islands.

On a clear day, the windmills would be visible from many of the area's resort homes, including the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport six miles away.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 04/07/2006 6:23:08 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Screw wind farm's, I want to see OIL RIGS! OIL RIGS OFF EVERY COAST!!

I feel better now.

2 posted on 04/07/2006 6:25:32 PM PDT by CrawDaddyCA (I ain't learning no friggin' Spanish!! This is America, you learn English!!)
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To: george76

Teddy is offering to drive the construction workers to their sites.


3 posted on 04/07/2006 6:25:41 PM PDT by johniegrad
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4 posted on 04/07/2006 6:25:41 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

This windfarm is supposed to eliminate a coal fired powerplant. I thought the libs were having a hissy fit about Global Warming the other day.


5 posted on 04/07/2006 6:26:21 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: george76

What a bunch of spoiled elitists! We should cut off their gas supply.


6 posted on 04/07/2006 6:26:43 PM PDT by Fruit of the Spirit
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To: george76
On a clear day, the windmills would be visible from many of the area's resort homes, including the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport six miles away.

Oh the Horror!
The Horror!

7 posted on 04/07/2006 6:26:57 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: george76

this was never going to go in.

they are supposed to put one off the south shore of long island, I would actually like to see them go in.


8 posted on 04/07/2006 6:27:56 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: johniegrad

9 posted on 04/07/2006 6:28:05 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: CrawDaddyCA

I think a better idea would be to start dropping nuclear reactors all over Hyannis and the rest of the cape.


10 posted on 04/07/2006 6:29:36 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Every man must be tempted, sometimes,to hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.)
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To: Centurion2000
a better idea would be to start dropping nuclear reactors all over Hyannis and the rest of the cape.

... from 30,000 feet.

11 posted on 04/07/2006 6:32:10 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: george76
Ted's just worried he would crash his Oldsmobile into them if they are too near the shore.
12 posted on 04/07/2006 6:32:46 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.)
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13 posted on 04/07/2006 6:33:21 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: KarlInOhio

14 posted on 04/07/2006 6:35:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: proud_yank

15 posted on 04/07/2006 6:37:50 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Oh my, they make it sound like its literally 'in their backyard'. What POS hypocrites.


16 posted on 04/07/2006 6:42:31 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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To: proud_yank; nutmeg; GreenFreeper; devolve; Coop; Alberta's Child; Victoria Delsoul

"What POS hypocrites..."

That is a good start.


17 posted on 04/07/2006 6:50:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: proud_yank; Grampa Dave; sergeantdave; Calpernia
This might make them happier ?


18 posted on 04/07/2006 6:53:49 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Wristpin
This windfarm is supposed to eliminate a coal fired powerplant. I thought the libs were having a hissy fit about Global Warming the other day.

They were...and still are...but they are not supposed to be directly affected by actually seeing where their electricity is coming from.
19 posted on 04/07/2006 7:01:19 PM PDT by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: P-40
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Renewable Unseen Wind Energy

20 posted on 04/07/2006 7:10:38 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I loved seeing these in Holland. Turn off the lights in Nantucket, and see what the old reactionaries do. They can't get whale oil, anymore, I don't think.


21 posted on 04/07/2006 7:17:25 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: george76

The hot air flowing from Martha's vineyard could power the whole northeast.

But another turbine near the senator from New York's home and we'd have power for the rest of the country.

Finally a use for democrats.


22 posted on 04/07/2006 8:17:41 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: george76
Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

This is a good thing! If Mitt lets them build the "farm", it's a thumb in their eye. If Mitt yeilds and blocks the deal, it removes him from consideration for nomination.

23 posted on 04/07/2006 8:27:00 PM PDT by hotshu
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To: george76

It should. They're the ones who 'champion' these causes.


24 posted on 04/09/2006 1:53:10 PM PDT by proud_yank (A liberal's 'generosity' is limited to the funds available in someone else's account.)
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