Skip to comments.Nine-year wind farm fight splits Cape Cod (leftists VS leftists)
Posted on 04/20/2010 12:42:46 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
The battle over the venture -- dozens of public hearings and nine years long -- has split members of American Indian tribes and pitted some of the nation's wealthiest people against each other. Liberals have squared off against fellow liberals. The most notable opponent was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, whose family compound would have a view of the wind farm.
The late Walter Cronkite also raised objec
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It’s about rich people’s views.
We can afford fossil fuels! Let the little people look at them!
Yeah, a wind farm 20 MILES off shore.
Put these damned things in the back yard of some little plebeian! But don’t you DARE think about spoiling the view of we the IMPORTANT people.
The American public!
The liberal’s dilemma; “The world’s just gotta be perfect-especially the part I live in!”
I love this fight.
Highlights the total hypocrisy of the denizens of these expensive properties - Wall Streeters, Politicians and assorted do gooders who would mandate salt bans for us all, but don’t want their pretty seaviews marred by windmills.
And property values.As well as yachting issues.
I’m enjoying the thought Teddy ‘Drown Em!’ Kennedy and Walter ‘I lied about Tet’ Cronkite are cussing up a storm wherever they are today...
And it couldn’t have been put in a better spot - what with all the hot air blowing out to see from onshore.
I’ll probably get flamed, but wind farms are ugly. I drive across Wyoming from time to time on I-80. I’m weird, but I find a beauty in the big empty. Now these wind mills are all over the place. It’s ugly. Give me a good old coal, gas fired, or nuclear plant. They’re reliable and compact.
ugly AND ineffective.
ugly AND ineffective
Yep, but they make the kids feel good.
Leftists vs. leftists.
I doubt if there’s anyone left on Cape Cod who isn’t a leftist.
If they ever caught a conservative hanging around there, they’d probably impale him to put an end to his carbon emissions.
They are ugly but somehow compelling. When I drive by one it’s like I can’t look away. Hypnotic, Quixotic...a certain undefined train wreck quality, perhaps. Ah, well....fine with me if they spray disemboweled seagull parts all over the Kennedy Compound.
No flames from me.
Here in Michigan, Consumers energy wants a 60,000 acre wind farm with between 40 and 70 windmills of 4 and 5 hundred feet tall. Something like that will be visible over an area of hundreds of square miles.
I’ll nake a nice compact coal plant sitting behind a grove of trees on a couple hundred acres any day.
In other words, over the horizon, correct?
Now that the liberals in the Supreme Court have decided that it is OK to exercise eminent domain for general economic benefit, let’s look at using it here. More employment for wind workers, extra taxes(?), more high velocity dollars circulating.
Well, I am not sure about that, but 20 miles? I mean, how intrusive could it really be?
I’m pretty sure that at sea level, that is WAY past the horizon.
Recently there was discussion about oil exploration off the coast of NC recently. I believe they said that @ 15 miles offshore, the potential oil rigs would be over the horizon.
They are towering, loathsome technobeasts — hideous, gruesome monuments to the tyranny of objects.
“I doubt if theres anyone left on Cape Cod who isnt a leftist.”
There are a lot of VERY rich people on Nantucket Island. Lots of Wall Street types. Lots of Republicans. Martha’s Vinyard tends to be more liberal. Nantucket is more conservative(for Mass).
Also, the proposed sight is on a sandbar that on the average is only about 5’ deep.
500 feet tall? That's huge. What's the diameter of the propellers? I would imagine those would make quite a racket.
The main opponents IIRC were the summer residents of Nantucket’s quaint, cute and tiny domiciles.
About 25 miles offshore is Nantucket, hence the wind farm would certainly be in eyesight.
i'm not a proponent of wind farms, but we have these windmills just outside our town in the central valley of California... they stand on some rolling hills... only a portion of the hills has them... i think they're pretty... they are white and they spin... against the green, they look nice... haha... they don't bother me... i am enjoying the fight...
Sooo...you're saying they should have them at Cape Cod?
Ahhh, I see. Thanks.
You either live near Altamont Pass or in Tehachapi. Lotsa windmills in those places. :^)
Teddy was the loudest voice against it and he was in Hyannis Port.
you got me!
Fossil fuels are cheaper. Without subsidies no one would ever put up a windmill, except possibly in a few isolated places off the grid.
Im enjoying the thought Teddy Drown Em! Kennedy and Walter I lied about Tet Cronkite are cussing up a storm wherever they are today...”
Around here, we call it HELL.
OK, I do remember the original opposition came from the ChumBuckets of Nantucket.
I don’t know, but Kennedy prolly signed on as a gesture of support for Kerry.
It’s a fairly long line with some windmills in a cluster and may very well be observed from the mainland.
The people on Nantucket would definitely be able to see it from some parts of the island.
Anyway, it does highlight the total hypocrisy, not only of Democrats, but of Repubs who vacation on the island, the Wall/Welfare Streeters drooling over green futures markets but don’t want their views marred by these giant fans.
Let ‘em eat chowdah!
Time Magazine had an article about these huge wind turbine installed in Denmark, the high cost and what not.
Total output per turbine - enough for 4000 homes.
Seems completely nutty.
Exactly my point. LOL
It is odd. The first time I saw some, I thought they were kind of cool and were almost like sculptures. After the next 200, they started to look like utility poles.
“The most notable opponent was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy”
Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) may he never rest, passed even his hypocritical standards when he was overheard to say that he could not believe anyone was serious about ruining the waters of the Cape with these things...
This could be a close source for these loons but they would never go for it, instead of windmills, especially with a highly efficient Co-Generation Gas Turbine with cycle efficiencies in the 60% range, they could power both of their darn Islands.
A friend has a friend that is the Consultant for a firm that was the checker on a proposed Natural Gas Tank for Boston with the gas source from Africa. The Eco-Greenies scared everyone into saying no, when this architect type new their fears they were selling were crazy from a technical perspective.
Once again, the Comrades in MA take it in the shorts...
I don’t blame them for not wanting their view spoiled by those things.
But—had liberals ended LEGAL immigration 45 years ago instead of opening the floodgates to it, we’d have half as many people and twice as much fossil fuel to go around at half the price.
I guess they thought they could pack the USA full of people, and still have plenty of resources to go around.
A NG terminal in FallRiver was also cancelled due to hysteria.
You seen some of those cute quaint and tiny houses on the island.
My word, 25K square feet and what not.
All AC’ed, even for a Nantucket Summer, SUV’s galore, limos and private jets.
No bother to me, but for the unmitigated twofacedness.
i do think the newer, more modern ones look better than the older ones... they remind me of giant soldiers lined up on the hillside... i think because they are on lovely rolling hills, they don't look so bad... i know that probably sounds weird... if they were in dirt, or some raggedy field, it would look ugly to me... it might bother me if they went on for miles and miles along the freeway, but it's a relatively short span...
Kill a thousand endangered birds with a windmill and one is an environmentalist.
Same ‘round here’.