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What Do You Think About the Cape Wind Project?

By Sean Rosner

Tags: Cape Wind, wind energy, renewable energy, wind turbines, question to readers,

offshore windThough it still has a long way to go, the Cape Wind project has gained a lot of momentum in the past couple weeks, getting approval from the Obama administration and picking up a willing utility provider.

In a recent poll on our website, 72 percent of voters said they supported the construction of Cape Wind, but debate remains — even amongst environmentalists — about whether the offshore wind turbine project is a good idea. Some opponents argue that the wind farm would intrude on marine life and destroy Cape Cod’s natural beauty. Supporters say these sacrifices are worth the large amount of clean energy the project would create.

What do you think? Does a clean energy future take priority over wilderness conservation? Are there other options that could please both sides? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Photo from Flickr/Martin Pettitt.