US Senator, Ted Kennedy is one of many high profile figures who has
reversed their normally environmental stance to oppose plans for the
world’s largest wind farm in Nantucket sound, opposite the Kennedy
compound in Hyannis.
The Boston Globe reports that Congress
is likely to pass legislation allowing the Governor of Massachusetts,
or the Coast Guard to stop the project unilaterally. The legislation
only applies to the Nantucket sound, and is widely seen to be a high
level example of powerful figures playing the game known as “Not In My
Back Yard” (NIMBY.)
This photo shows an artist’s conception of the proposed energy-producing wind farm by Cape Wind Associates.