Wind farm players read political tea leaves
Vinick said Patrick’s victory in the governor’s race was no more about the wind farm than was the re-election of Edward Kennedy, an ardent wind farm foe, to the U.S. Senate.
He also added that, while the state does have a role to play in the project, the Minerals Management Service, a federal agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior, leads the review process.
November 16, 2006
by Craig Salters
in The Register
While last week’s election clearly established the state’s next governor - for those readers still thawing out from a cryogenic freeze, the winner was Deval Patrick - it didn’t establish what’s best for Nantucket Sound, according to opponents of a wind farm proposed for the area.
"This election was not a referendum on Cape Wind," said Charles Vinick, president and CEO of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, a leading critic of Cape Wind Associates’ plan to construct 130 wind turbines in the Sound.
Vinick said Patrick, the first gubernatorial candidate to support the wind farm publicly, enjoyed strong support... [continue via Web link]