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Originally posted by factfinder38
Try to remember that for every good thing you find that will decrease our oil use require other things like batteries. Batteries are made of mineral that must be mined and the enviromental people won't allow that either.
Originally posted by factfinder38
It will probably affect the migration on some life form. Or maybe give off a bad vibe that will cause Ted Kennedy to beach himself.
I have looked into building just a small windmill but the red tape is far to great.
Wayne Kurker, the owner of Hyannis Marina, set about issuing dire warnings of the ''industrial park'' being planned for the sound. When his neighbors ignored him, Kurker asked a graphic artist to create a mock-up of the proposed wind project and mailed it to thousands of boaters. His mantra was simple: ''Windmills are probably great for the environment, but we shouldn't have to sacrifice the environment to build renewable energy.''
Soon, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound was filing lawsuits, mounting political pressure in Boston and Washington and, to bolster its legal case and maximize public anxiety, generating volumes of doomsaying critiques: The turbines will break up and the oil inside will spill into the sound, in a repeat of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Birds will be torn apart in ''pole-mounted Cuisinarts.'' Whales will bump their heads. The annual Figawi race, the Memorial Day weekend Hyannis-to-Nantucket regatta, will have to be canceled. The pristine sound will become the world's 11th largest skyline, flashing 520 red and amber lights...
Originally posted by astral_ice
Err am I the only one one whose read up on entropy? or the 3 laws of newton? By diverting the natural ebb and flow we hasten entropy.... given the current almost haphazard extra terrestrial human exploration plan I'd be reluctant to shorten the span of our life giving biosphere.
Edit: when our one toehold on life is already trying to quail at our continued inhabitance are we wise to use without thought the forces that sustain our continued existence to eke out another decade or four? To be honest this current drive at so called alternate energy is a laugh when we are jsut vying to be the first to weaken by entropy the last bastions of our ecosystem's self balancing mechanisms.
[edit on 2-5-2006 by astral_ice]
US official opposes Cape Wind measure. Calls it unwise to give state veto Boston.com
By Stephanie Ebbert, Globe Staff, May 6, 2006
The Bush administration weighed in on behalf of the wind farm project proposed off the cape and Islands yesterday, urging Congress to drop a measure that would allow the governor of Massachusetts to block the controversial project.
US Senator Pete Domenici, the New Mexico Republican who chairs the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said, "It sets a terrible precedent." He added, "It would be a very bad idea to give states veto authority over the siting of renewable energy projects on federal land in a bid to stop a particular project."
Audra Parker, assistant director of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, which opposes the wind farm, pointed out that the Minerals Management Service began yesterday to advertise public meetings aimed at developing the criteria for the review of offshore alternative energy projects. The act that transferred authority to the Minerals Management Service exempted Cape Wind and another project that was being reviewed from a new set of reviews.
Jim Gordon, president of Cape Wind Associates said, "I think people have seen our company for five years following the rules, going through a legitimate, comprehensive, and inclusive regulatory process, and I think people see the promise in this project."