Cape Winds of Contention
By Bill Moore
If the Army Corps of Engineers gives it its blessing and it survives the inevitable court fight to follow, the Cape Winds wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod will be the first offshore renewable power generation plant in North America and possibly the largest of its type in the world.
But it won't be built with the blessing of many in the environmental community, especially those who call the beautiful Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket area their home. The debate has become so rancorous and divisive that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a quasi-governmental entity designed to promote technological development in the state, offers its services to help arbitrate the dispute, or at least help define the questions.
Greg Watson is at the center of the storm and in this 40 minute long interview we discuss the main points of contention from the visual impact of the project to its effect on endangered birds and marine mammals.
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