Wednesday, December 08, 2004

1,200 Attend Second Cape Wind Project Hearing; Gov. Romney Speaks Out Against Project

The Boston Globe reports on the second night of hearings on the Cape Wind Project: "Governor Mitt Romney bluntly asked the US Army Corps of Engineers last night to stop working on the proposed Cape Cod wind farm, joining more than 1,200 people in a crammed and emotional hearing about the 130-turbine project"

While many of the comments last night appear to have been focused mainly on aesthetic issues, some speakers did allege that there were specific problems with the Corps' analysis in its 3800 page Draft Environmental Impact Statement:

"Regina Asmutis-Silvia, of the International Wildlife Coalition, said the Army Corps relied on a majority of right-whale data from the 1970s and she wanted more current information included. Meanwhile, more general support came from 140 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. And Massachusetts Audubon called for the Army Corps to do a supplementary report looking more closely at bird issues."

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