Kennedy strongly defends his actions, saying there was nothing inconsistent or selfish about his motivations. He said he supports the concept of wind power, but he believes this proposal poses a serious threat to the state's fishing and tourism industries.Really, Teddy?
That's why you want the Governor to have veto power over this project, because the Governor has so much to do with Federal agencies and the Coast Guard. I wonder why the Federal Government pushed this process forward if it posed such a threat?
It could also interfere with Coast Guard navigation and Federal Aviation Administration communications, Kennedy said.
The fact is that the Cape Wind project seems to offer almost 100% positives and no negatives. Don't believe the hype: it won't affect the tourism industries. People won't be able to see the project from most of the Cape and the Islands. Furthermore, from the parts where they will it will look no bigger than the thumb of a person's finger on the horizon.
The town I live in, Swampscott, used to be a leading tourist town as well (until all our hotels burned down). The towering skyscrapers of Boston, merely 12.5 miles away, didn't seem to stop people from coming to Swampscott back then.
Come Clean, Senator
''People ought to be worked up with how Cape Wind was able to get special provisions written in here," Kennedy said.That sounds familiar: sort of like Senator Kennedy giving Cape Wind special, back door, treatments to kill the deal (that voters widely support) with an Alaskan Senator?
Senator Kennedy, stop being such a politician. Honesty is the best policy. You don't like Cape Wind because you're an elitist and it's near your coast. You clearly jumped on the bandwagon before you learned that this wasn't going to seriously transform the view from the horizon. Have you even considered that yet?
All your so-called reasons for rejecting this policy are total bull, the real reason is because this is in your backyard and there are a lot of very wealthy people from your area who don't want this project to move forward. At least have the human decency to level with the people and admit that if this project were off the coast of Gloucester, it probably would have seemed like a great idea to you.