This [Cape Wind project] is precisely the kind of renewable energy that pretty much every Earth Day speech since 1970 has demanded that we develop. Now that it's finally here, though--now that we're talking about particular windmills in particular places, not abstract and squeaky clean 'wind power'--people aren't so sure...But I've given my share of Earth Day speeches, and seen the effect they had. Sooner or later you've got to do something.
-- Bill McKibben, Author of The End of Nature
Cronkite withdraws ad against turbines Thursday, August 28, 2003
Walter Cronkite, who has for months publicly opposed the Cape Wind project being proposed for Nantucket Sound, yesterday announced he has reconsidered - and his commercials on the subject will be withdrawn from the airwaves. Mr. Cronkite said he now prefers to be a more objective observer of both the process and project.
Opposition to this project, he said, "may be premature."