WIND FARM FOE'S NEW LEADER UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT COAL INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

Wattley to lead fight against Cape Wind

Glenn Wattley does not apologize for being associated with coal.

"Yeah, I started in the coal industry but I've done a lot of other things," he said in an interview at the offices of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound yesterday.

The 54-year-old business and investment consultant's most recent undertaking is as the new chief executive officer of the Alliance.

...Providing incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and developing new technologies are the best ways to control global warming, not wind power, according to Wattley.

Mark Rodgers, spokesman for Cape Wind, said yesterday that Wattley is another example of an Alliance CEO connected to coal and oil interests. "Is this really the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound or the alliance to protect coal and oil?" Rodgers said.

...Charles Vinick, the former CEO and current president of the Alliance, has shifted his focus to Washington, D.C., where the Alliance has opened an office to focus on the federal review. Wattley will take over operations closer to home, he said.

...Wattley's current company — WestBayEnergy LLC — is a consulting firm named for the bay in Osterville where he owns a home with his wife. The couple also own a home in Boston.

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