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Wind backers gloss over industrialization of vistas

Cape Wind would consist of 130 steel turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, and a 10-story oil-filled transformer. Flashing lights and foghorns would make this power plant clearly visible (and perhaps audible) from the Cape and Islands during the day and night. But don't take my word for it.

I'm sick and tired of Cape Wind proponents, like Howard Davis ("Coves clogged with boats hardly beautify the Cape," Letters, July 15), claiming that the 25-square-mile project "would be minimally visible from land."

Cape Wind would consist of 130 steel turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, and a 10-story oil-filled transformer. Flashing lights and foghorns would make this power plant clearly visible (and perhaps audible) from the Cape and Islands during the day and night.

But don't take my word for it. The developer's own visual simulations depict an industrial landscape just miles off our most cherished beaches. This blight is precisely why our local Wampanoag tribes have asked the feds to find a more responsible location for Cape Wind's for-profit venture.

While Mr. Davis is entitled to express his unique aversion to moored boats, he should not be permitted to propagate sheer misinformation.

I'm sick and tired of Cape Wind proponents, like Howard Davis ("Coves clogged with boats hardly beautify the Cape," Letters, July 15), claiming that the 25-square-mile project "would be minimally visible from land."

Cape Wind would consist of 130 steel turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, and a 10-story oil-filled transformer. Flashing lights and foghorns would make this power plant clearly visible (and perhaps audible) from the Cape and Islands during the day and night.

But don't take my word for it. The developer's own visual simulations depict an industrial landscape just miles off our most cherished beaches. This blight is precisely why our local Wampanoag tribes have asked the feds to find a more responsible location for Cape Wind's for-profit venture.

While Mr. Davis is entitled to express his unique aversion to moored boats, he should not be permitted to propagate sheer misinformation.


Source: http://www.capecodonline.co...

JUL 21 2009
http://www.windaction.org/posts/21320-wind-backers-gloss-over-industrialization-of-vistas
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