Ken Salazar wants to hear from YOU!
Monday, January 25, 2010
That’s right, U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, who will decide whether or not to approve Cape Wind, has asked for public comments – but they have to be received by February 12.
Earlier this month, Secretary Salazar announced that he is committed to making his decision on Cape Wind by this coming April. Just below are instructions on how you can submit your comments to Secretary Salazar, and below that are some suggested topics.
Click Here to go to an Electronic Form for submitting comments to the U.S. Government – you can either write a short letter on that form (of up to about 300 words) or you can upload a file to the form from your computer if you prefer to compose a longer letter. Or, you can email your letter to Lmartin@capewind.org and we will forward it for you (just please remember to give us your contact information such as street address, city, state and zip code for your letter.)
Begin your letter with: Dear Secretary Salazar,
* Explain to Secretary Salazar why YOU support Cape Wind
* Let him know that Cape Wind is the only U.S. offshore wind farm that is far enough along to be built during President Obama’s first term and let him know that you would like him to approve the project as soon as possible.
You can also comment specifically on issues related to Historic Properties & Visual Resources
* Cape Wind’s benefits far outweigh its visual impact on historic properties and cultural resources.
* Cape Wind is a contemporary example in the history of harnessing wind power just as the old windmills of Cape Cod were once used to aid salt production, to grind grain and pump drinking water.
* Cape Wind helps mitigate climate change that is threatening shoreline historic properties from rising sea levels and worsening erosion.
* Cape Wind and its supporters respect historic and cultural resources and Cape Wind has already offered considerable mitigation to reduce any impacts.
Thank you for taking the time to help Cape Wind over this last remaining hurdle!