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Old 04-28-2010   #1
 
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Offshore wind farms

Just read that the Obama administration is planning to announce a decision today on offshore wind farms on Cape Code.

FOXNews.com - Interior Department Poised to Annouce Decision on Controversial Offshore Wind Farm

Where do you stand on the issue? On one hand, you have alternative energy. But on the other you have these massive 400 ft tall windmills in the ocean that could hurt marine wildlife.

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I believe it works in Sweden...or one of those countries thereabouts. Better than off shore drilling.
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Nice job of continuing to pick topics that you think will stir controversy and making sure there is a link to your website included. Its getting old.
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Thanks for removing the link and I would say wind farms are better than dumping oil all through the gulf as they are now.
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Potentially minimal damage to marine life vs. killing the planet burning coal or damning rivers. Seems like a no brainer to me. So a few sea gulls get turned into shark food? Is that seriously the opposition to this? It's not like the waters off Massachusetts are a mecca for scuba divers or bird watchers is it? It's not going to effect off shore long lining for sword fish or commercial lobstering so what's the issue?

Are people actually suggesting that the lesser of two evils here is to continue to rely on coal?

Goddamn right wing will oppose anything new in favor of the old. It's their party line.
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^^^ agreed, god forbid we kill a few animals in the name of clean energy, animals are supposed to be killed by rifles!
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So a few sea gulls get turned into shark food? Is that seriously the opposition to this?
I believe the real opposition here has more to do with a few wealthy individuals not wanting to see the turbines from their vacation homes on the NE shore of Martha's Vinyard.

edited to add: Fek 'em!
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So the American people have to forego renewable energy because some of the oldest money and richest Americans can have their nice view off the Vineyard? Anything else besides pandering to the super rich would be unAmerican. There was a time in this country where average Americans despised royalty like those that live on the Vineyard. They have to sail their million dollar yachts around the turbines now. Huge bummer for them.
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They have to sail their million dollar yachts around the turbines now.
That actually sounds pretty cool...
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Lessee... wind turbines vs. offshore drilling/massive spills. Gonna hafta chew on that one for awhile.

OK, done. Turbines win.
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