Front page of today’s Cape Cod Times –
My heartiest condemnation is reserved for the Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Barnstable for bringing this case in the first place, although a skosh less for Barnstable.
You see, not long ago the Cape Cod Commission sued the Energy Facilities Siting Board claiming they had jurisdiction, if not intelligence or expertise, to decide where the gas company should run a new gas line. The gas company wanted to run it down Old Main Street in Yarmouth, and the CCC wanted it to be under the bike path. Of course,the bike path isn’t plowed or maintained in the winter making it difficult to get AT the gas pipe for emergency or maintence. But gee, the houses on Old Main are so NICE…
The SJC affirmed the right of the EFSB to trump the Commission. So naturally, when Cape Wind was OK’d by the EFSB the Commission filed suit to claim jurisdiction. What’s the line about doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result?
Now if the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound wants to waste money and time, that’s different. Some of its money is sincere, some is sinister, but it’s theirs. BUT THE CAPE COD COMMISSION IS EXPENDING SCARCE TAXPAYER DOLLARS on its hubristic quest to rule land and seas. And Barnstable deserves condemnation for joining in this expensive fool’s errand.