Ah, the environmentalist Left. Never a group to disappoint when it comes to double-standards. Demanding obedience from the poor, unwashed masses but refusing to follow their own admonitions (paging Al Gore!). Here is the latest example of the hypocrisy of our self-appointed stewards of the environment. The crying and moaning about "climate change" inexorably leads to calls for more responsible, renewable energy and what better resource is available than the wind (especially given how much hot air is generated by the windbags on the East Coast)? Well that is fine and dandy, as long as it doesn't impede the ambiance of Cape Cod, home to oh so many limousine liberals.
Gov't OKs 1st US offshore wind farm, off Mass.
BOSTON – A whole new way of generating electricity in the U.S. drew a big step closer to reality Wednesday, and it could look like this: 130 windmills, 440 feet tall, rising from the ocean a few miles off Cape Cod.
After more than eight years of lawsuits and government reviews, the Obama administration cleared the way for the nation's first offshore wind farm.
"We are beginning a new direction in our nation's energy future," U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declared in announcing his approval of the $2 billion Cape Wind project, which would finally allow the U.S. to join the list of major countries that are producing electricity from sea breezes.
The project has faced intense opposition from two Indian tribes and some environmentalists and residents, including the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who warned that the windmills could mar the ocean view. They would be visible from the Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port.
Ah the late Senator Kennedy, hypocritical even from beyond the grave. How can one even consider marring the ocean view of the Kennedy's! They have done so much for America, like....um, like.....well I am sure they have done lots of improve this country. What next, a new nuclear power plant in San Francisco?! Put the windmills out among the dirty people of the Midwest, not where the elite of America live!