Cape Wind News

69 MA Legislators Urge Congress Not Target Cape Wind

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.

Poll shows strong wind farm support

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.

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US official opposes Cape Wind measure

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.

White House opposes move to scrap Cape Wind

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.