Cape Wind - February 17, 2007 Why Cape Wind Is A Bad Idea...

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February 17, 2007 Why Cape Wind Is A Bad Idea Speaking as a former resident or the area, it is my belief that the proposed Cape Wind project would have a detrimental impact upon the environment, the aesthetics, and the economy of the greater Cape Cod and Islands region. For those of you who may not know, a renewable energy company calling itself Cape Wind has proposed to construct a nine hundred million dollar coastal wind farm which, at its closest point, will be located five miles off the shores of Cape Cod. This project has generated much controversy and commentary from environmental conservation groups, political figures, and local residents alike. If all goes as planned, the windfarm will be situated on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound and will consist of one hundred and thirty wind turbines- each standing four hundred and seventeen feet above the surface of the water- spread out over an area of twenty four square miles. There will be over five hundred lights dispersed throughout
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course GEO SCI 230 taught by Professor White during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Cape Wind - February 17, 2007 Why Cape Wind Is A Bad Idea...

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