March 30, 2010
Wind turbine project defeated!
This article has lots of great information on why the project went sideways and was defeated.
The town of Wellfleet Energy Commission in Massachusetts said they wanted to build a wind turbine to make money for the town and do their part for the environment. They said people wouldn’t see or hear it. So people trusted them and voted to support the project. But now the town’s people are learning about the size and scale. They are learning about the 3/4 mile long road from Whitecrest Beach(or Old County) that will be cut through the nationally significant Heath land and critical Pitch Pine and Scrub Oak Barrens of the Cape Cod National Seashore to a cleared industrial area in the center of this previously unfragmented area, for a massive noisy 400 foot wind turbine. Join us in telling the Wellfleet town government and the National Seashore that this giant tower should not be the first industrial wind turbine in any National Park.