Articles filed under General from Massachusetts

Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind

Those emails take you inside Gov. Deval Patrick's spin machine and illustrate the administration's desperate scramble to make Cape Wind the nation's first offshore wind farm. The missives ...emerge as the Patrick administration and Obama officials come under fire for putting their eco-agenda first over public safety concerns.
21 Jun 2012

Solyndra foe trains sights on Cape Wind

"It appears that an investigation is warranted in the case of Cape Wind to determine if the FAA acted inappropriately due to political pressure from the administration. Such an investigation would be conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and/or the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure."
21 Jun 2012

Resident appeals to selectmen on turbines

Ms. Isherwood suggested shutting the turbines down from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. She said a representative from the DEP has been to her house and will be returning to conduct tests. Ms. Isherwood said the DEP representative agreed the noise is "louder in her house than outside."
21 Jun 2012

FAA felt offshore wind farm pressure

Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod and did so amid internal disagreement over the best way to stop the turbines from interfering with radar and compromising airplane safety, according to FAA documents obtained by the project's opponents.
15 Jun 2012

Windwise tries to put a face on turbine legislation

Windwise fears that the two bills, in combination, would allow the state to easily put turbines on state land without the approval of neighboring local governments. ...Straus said if it came to a vote of the wind siting standards bill, he would vote against it, saying "for me the local participation in decision making is critical, and this bill wouldn't allow for that."
15 Jun 2012

Wind farm decision angers some

Many hoped that if the project were rejected by the ZBA on the basis of merit, a revision of the turbine plan could not be filed for at least two years. Although the town approved a commercial wind ban, opponents fear the project would still be viable if the state Attorney General doesn't ratify the town meeting vote within the next few months.
25 May 2012

Passions undimmed, Cape Wind combatants have at it

In years past, environmental and aesthetic concerns have topped the list of objections to the wind farm, but increasingly opponents are challenging the costs of the array. ...an NStar officer, in testimony to the DPU, had said the price suppression effect had already been taken into account in figures that showed $4 billion in excess costs to consumers stemming from operation of the wind farm.
25 May 2012

Cape Wind fight still blows hot

Over the life of the 15-year contract, the additional cost of the project's power over other sources of energy will equal almost $4 billion. They argued that businesses which use far more power than residential customers will pay exponentially more and pass those costs along to consumers.
24 May 2012

https://www.windaction.org/posts?location=Massachusetts&p=18&topic=General&type=Article
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