Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Addendum to NIMBY

The New York Times is reporting today that Congress has given the Cape Wind project the go ahead. While the debate will continue over the proposal and may end up in the courts, this is still an important step for the US towards mitigating our reliance on fossil fuels. In response to a Facebook post about the project, Ed made an important point, saying "regardless of this particular proposal, we must proceed strongly to develop wind power offshore. It just makes sense and couldn't possibly cause the problems that oil, coal and gas do in extracting our power." Rhode Island has also been working on it's own proposal and hopefully the ruling today will pave the way for other states to follow suit.

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