Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why Are the Kennedys Trying To Kill Wind Power?

Senator Edward Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, Jr. are doing everything they can to kill a wind power project being planned offshore from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. The wind turbines will hopefully be built in Nantucket Sound about six miles offshore from the Kennedy property in Massachusetts. Evidently, the Kennedys do not want this alternative green power project in their backyard because they believe it will spoil their views, sailing and yachting. And minorities have the nerve to complain about toxic waste sites in their neighborhoods. Don't they understand how the rich are suffering?

AAEA believes this project is so important that we went to Boston to support it at a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hearing. The Cape Wind Project will be the first offshore wind project in America if it is built. If the project is killed it could end such development projects and would be a major blow to windpower development. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has also called for a ban on all wind turbines within 1.5 nautical miles of shipping and ferry lanes. It is aimed to kill the Cape Wind Project.

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