• Cliff

    This feel good story is missing the ugly truth. Majority of Cape and Islands is against. The Wampanoag Tribes have filed a Federal objection to protect their burial grounds. The FAA has issued a PRESUMED HAZARD on the project. Mass Historical objects. USCG has told the Mass Fisherman’s Partnership they will be kicked out once the industrial plant is built. The MMS report states that this electricity will cost twice what we pay to produce, and that is after the $70,000,000 plus in federal and state subsidies. There is a 40,000 gallon, ten story transformer filled with toxic oil in the middle of this project. Cape Winds OIL SPILL ANALYSIS states that there is greater than 90% chance the Cape and Islands will get hit with an oil spill in the event of a rupture. The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is against the project. The Town of Barnstable and the Cape Cod Commission are suing the State to stop this project. Only 5 miles off the beaches, it is the size of the island of Manhattan.

  • Cliff

    This project will endanger millions of passengers a year that pass through these foggy waterways and air routes. The NPVA, Steamship Authority and Hy-line Cruise lines object to this project being placed in the middle of three shipping channels. The 3 airports filed appeals with the FAA to protect the 400,000 flights a year in this airspace. The FAA has confirmed radar interference and issued a “Presumed Hazard”. In the 8 years that this highly conflicted site has been fought, new technologies such as Facebook, Twitter and deep water floating wind platforms have been invented. Just like the Hindenburg, once considered the future of air travel, Cape Wind’s technology is already a dinosaur. Nantucket Sound, our beaches are the heart and soul, the economic engine that makes the Cape and Islands such a unique place to get away from the industrialized world we live in. It is not the place to build an inefficient 44 story, 24 square mile industrial plant. It will never be built.

  • Barbara

    Cape Wind would create a public safety hazard as an efficient bird killing machine that would decimate heritage marine trades in return for unreliable wind energy.

    For 6.8 GW of wind for ISO NE, rate and taxpayer additional funding of up to $3.9 billion for grid upgrades,(DOE source), is required for wind.

    17 state and federal agencies are conducting hardware specific studies of the Cape Wind "discontinued" GE 3.6 MW wind turbine that IS Cape Wind. Taxpayers have already funded the work and product, 4,000 pages, as the MMS Cape Wind draft Environmental Impact Study, when the featured turbine is "discontinued". Cape Wind, a mythical wind project, is wasting millions in taxpayer dollars, now. People cannot afford to subsidize the equivalent of 77% of construction at $2 billion, only to pay 2 times the price of current energy for offshore Cape Wind.

    Jim Gordon is a brilliant salesman pitching his tax sheltering phantom project. Don't fall for it as when it sounds too good

  • Barbara

    cont…to be true, it usually is.

    As Big Dig Whistleblower Christy Mihos says:

    "If you liked the Big Dig, you'll love Cape Wind."

  • peter

    This is a dreadful interview. Too bad Burnett chose not to become familiar with the actual issues. One might almost think Jim Gordon owns Boston Magazine.
    Cape Cod does not need outsiders lying about us.

  • Patrick

    Well its clear the Alliance has been busy here. Go take your NIMBYism somewhere else, your case is built on a deck of cards, and there is not a darn thing left you can do to stop the project. I will personally rejoice the day these turbines go up as a triumph of the democratic system, a system that, at least in this case, not even the wealthy and privileged can hijack. To all those elite out there, there is a new generation of young people that will bury you.

  • Monica

    During the America’s Power Factuality Tour, we stopped by Duke Energy’s Edwardsport IGCC plant in Indiana and saw Duke’s clean coal technology project for ourselves. Once it’s completed (it’s on schedule for 2012), this IGCC plant will be one of the cleanest coal-based power plants in the world, producing 10 times as much power as the existing unit with 45 percent less carbon dioxide emissions per unit of energy produced. http://sn.im/factuality5

  • Robert

    I own a 36 foot sailboat and sail in these waters and believe that wind power is in keeping with the historical context of the area and that turbines are graceful looking. The counter arguments I have seen are all bogus. I would support a counter suit to make the delayers at this point pay a penalty for damages for their actions.