Frankly it’s a little depressing to see that the state’s biggest pols have come out against the wind farm: Mitt, Teddy Kennedy, and Tom Reilly. That’s going to be a tough thing to overcome, but hope springs eternal.
Romney’s no surprise, of course; and Reilly seems more concerned with the jurisdictional and public resource issues posed by this project. But I’m stumped by Teddy and RFK Jr, who seem to have forsaken their concern for clean air and global warming for the sake of this project. What gives? When it comes down to it, do these guys really care about environmental protection? Only if they don’t have to look at it?
And here’s a great quote from RFK Jr (a couple of years old):
Kennedy’s nephew, Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent New York environmentalist, has also spoken against the wind farm.
"People go to the cape because they want to connect themselves with the history and the culture," he told Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR, in 2002. "They want to see the same scenes the Pilgrims saw when they landed at Plymouth Rock."
Wow. Where do you begin with that one? (I hope for his sake this was taken way out of context.)
You know, at some point, some folks, somewhere, are just going to have to sacrifice a little, not much, so that we don’t all get inundated by tidal waves and crazy new strains of diseases and huge hurricanes and whatnot. Global warming bad. Pollution bad. Wind farms good.