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Monday, October 11, 2004

Kerry Vigorously Supports Renewables But Still No Stand on Cape Wind

Here's another article on Democrat candidate John Kerry's postion - or lack thereof on Cape Wind. The piece Jack Coleman: Let's have that report -- Wind-farm foes' silent benefactor , Providence Journal (10/10/04) characterizes Kerry's position in this way:

Alone among the most powerful Massachusetts politicans, Kerry does not oppose Cape Wind Associates' ambitious and controversial plan to place 130 wind turbines in the heart of Nantucket Sound -- a project that would generate nearly 75 percent of the electricity used on the Cape and Islands, while producing no pollution or greenhouse gases. But this is not to say that Kerry supports the project. Rather, he has steadfastly maintained that he is awaiting release of the environmental-impact report before announcing whether he supports Cape Wind's proposal.

That report, or, more specifically, a draft environmental-impact report from the Army Corps of Engineers, was due out in early September -- roughly coinciding with the start of the two-month period before Election Day when voters pay close attention to politics. But the report has still not been released. I wonder why . . .


  • At 7:25 PM, Blogger AEman said…

    Kennedy's stance is hypocritical in the extreme but at least he's laid his cards on the table. Kerry's ambiguous non-stance is slippery and clearly out of line with his stated platform. As president, if Kerry is elected in a week, I intend to hold him to his platform on alt energy issues. Cape Wind is a great project, and as such, will be a bellwether for his commitment to new energy. Thanks for this great blog.


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