If these projects pass, developers will realize wind projects in America can be profitable. Soon coal could be replaced by wind in areas of the country where solar power isn't feasible. Soon, pollution from our energy production can be reduced to almost nil. Soon, we can reverse the course of Global Warming.
Let's be honest with ourselves here: the world is dying. Just because people can't see it doesn't mean it isn't happening. However, the evidence is clear.
Global Warming is more important than any other issue. It speaks to the destruction of the planet. It's more important than equality in marriage, more important than taxes, health insurance, education and jobs. It's even more important than nuclear proliferation. Where nuclear proliferation has the potential to do great damage to the planet, Global Warming is already well on its way to destroying it. Just 20-30 years ago, mountains that once were frozen year round are now thawed. Ice Caps have been melted in half. Hurricanes are getting worse and worse, to the point that they're destroying American cities.
There's no time to resist projects that are proven as environmentally sound and effective in producing clean, renewable energy. Support Cape Wind and the Dartmouth project. People from Cape Cod can't view this new project as an alternative: it isn't. Cape Cod needs to do its part in defeating Global Warming and the South Coast does too. Let's build one on the North Shore, let's build one in Western Mass. Massachusetts should be scattered with smaller wind mills too.
I hope, someday soon, that Massachusetts will have dozens of renewable energy projects. We can be a beacon of hope for the entire world if we want. The question is: Do we care about the future? Do we care about our children? Do we care about the realities of Global Warming?