ON HORSESHOE SHOAL - Jeffrey Burm had just begun to explain why he has spent much of the spring on a platform barge, nine miles from the shore.Read the full story in the Cape Cod Times
Cape Wind News
The Sierra Club today announced its conditional support for a 130 wind turbine renewable energy project off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Club also today called for completion of the permitting process and an end to congressional attempts to undermine the project.Read the Sierra Club's press release here
When Sen. Edward Kennedy's staff gazed out the window of the lawmaker's downtown office shortly after noontime yesterday, they saw a unique protest on the red bricks below.
About 30 Cape Wind supporters gathered on rain-swept City Hall Plaza, standing in the shape of a wind turbine.
Sixty Nine Massachusetts State Senators and Representatives sent a letter to Congress to decry a backroom provision that targets Cape Wind.
In an accompanying attached press release, Chairman Smizik said, “Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens last week stated on the Senate Floor that he was pushing his anti-Cape Wind provision to protect Massachusetts and its citizens – today we are sending a resounding message back to Washington that Stevens’ move is against the wishes of the Massachusetts Legislature and of the overwhelming majority of Massachusetts citizens,” Smizik continued.
Article in the Boston Globe today that surveys CEO's of the top 100 companies in Massachusetts on a variety of issues and finds the majority support Cape Wind with only about one-fifth in opposition.Click here to read the Boston Globe article
WASHINGTON -- Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska yesterday denied cutting a special deal with Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts to block a proposed wind farm off Cape Cod.Read the full story in today's Boston Globe
Across the state, a strong majority of residents continue to support the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, according to a poll released by the State House News Service yesterday.
About 71 percent of those polled by the news organization earlier this month said they support the project, while only 17 percent were opposed.Click here to read this Cape Cod Times article
This afternoon, the State House News Service announced the results of their statewide poll taken last week of Massachusetts residents that found 70.8% support Cape Wind and 17.2% oppose it.
To see the State House News Service article about their poll, go to: www.statehousenews.com/public/poll/May06Story.htm
To see the poll, go to: www.statehousenewspoll.com
Calls it unwise to give state veto
The Bush administration weighed in on behalf of the wind farm project proposed off the Cape and Islands yesterday, urging Congress to drop a measure that would allow the governor of Massachusetts to block the controversial project.
In a strongly worded letter dated Thursday, Under Secretary of Energy David K. Garman called the measure backed by US Senator Edward M.
The administration letter, sent three months after President Bush first called wind energy one solution to the nation's ''addiction'' to foreign oil, further propels the contentious Nantucket Sound proposal into the national debate over energy.