The film “Cape Spin!” tells the story of how unlikely alliances (“Kennedys, Kochs and everyday folks”) teamed up to do battle over a proposed waterborne wind farm and what would be the largest clean energy project in America in one of the 1 percent’s most treasured playgrounds: the sea surrounding Cape Cod. The battle has continued for more than ten years with no resolution.
It's the NIMBY (Not in My Backyard) crowd at it again. Everyone would like to help homeless people, but not where near where we live.
Can you really blame them r1. Do you want the homeless near where you live? Homelessness breeds homelessness. By that I mean you will have a migration of the homeless from neighboring cities seeking shelter in a friendlier city.
As for the windmills, I can't say I blame them.
r3 it would be MILES from shoreline, barely visible. Stop watching Faux News.
old walter cronkite was one of the NIMBY crowd too, just a big shame
Thanks for your concern about my news viewership but boats do go out miles from shoreline and is visible.
I didn't say it was invisible, Walter Oswald-acted-alone Conkrite. I said it's barely visible.
Put it off the coast where poor people vacation. Their boats can't go out far enough to see them.
Is it more acceptable (visually) to place them off-shore in the ocean... or on mountain tops?
I wouldn't want to live near one, I've seen a video on youtube of a house with the shadow of the blades constantly sweeping across the yard. That would be annoying.
The ones I've passed on the highway look like kinetic sculpture though.
I don't want them near me. They make noise and they kill birds. And what happens when one malfunctions? What happens when a Hurrucane Sandy pummels them or a 3 day nor'easter hits them? How much money will it cost to fix them, if they can be fixed at all and don't need new ones to be built, transported and anchored?
I'm still hearing coastal home dwellers boo hooing about how hurricane Sandy has ruined their lives. It took weeks for electricity to be restored to some areas. What happens when a whole line of windmills gets taken out by a freak "once in a hundred years" storm? Who's going to put it all back together, how long will it take and how many billions of dollars?
It's a half-assed solution that has not been well thought out and planned for.
Eunice, you've got splinters in the windmills of your mind!