Cape Cod Times Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 (Listed under Publications)

My Letter to the Cape Cod Times was printed on Sunday, February 21, 2010. Here's the link: www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article

And here is the article:

The nearly decade-long sociopolitical debate that has arisen over Cape Wind's proposal to build 130 windmills in Nantucket Sound begs the question: at what point do the obstructionist tactics of alternative energy's detractors become an unacceptable distraction from the pressing issues of our time?

Cape Wind's opposition argues that the pioneering wind farm is unsuitable for Nantucket Sound, despite the project's capacity to produce clean electricity, improve air quality, and create the hundreds of jobs that will signal “Yes!” to further green energy investment.

The challenge for Cape Wind resides not in its technological efficiencies or economic fundamentals, but rather in the contrived legal hurdles posed by the opposition. The resulting delays test the public's patience, but also embolden its resolve. The prospect of the first American offshore wind farm spinning sea breezes into clean, renewable power inspires the architects, planners, engineers, accountants, manufacturers, electricians, and construction crews who will shape America's growing green energy infrastructure and the economy it will support.

Let's liberate the technologies capable of fueling an American-made, American “I Can—We Can!” green-collar revolution. The next great chapter in American innovation and economic growth requires that each voice is heard as saying, “Let's Get Moving!”

Stacy Clark

Dallas, TX and Jamaica Plain

 



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