Press Release: Sen. Scott Brown on Cape Wind project
WASHINGTON, DC -- The following is a statement from Sen. Scott Brown regarding what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod.
Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) released the following statement on U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision on Cape Wind:
“I am strongly opposed to the administration’s misguided decision to move forward with Cape Wind. While I support the concept of wind power as an alternative source of energy, Nantucket Sound is a national treasure that should be protected from industrialization.
“With unemployment hovering near ten percent in Massachusetts, the Cape Wind project will jeopardize industries that are vital to the Cape’s economy, such as tourism and fishing, and will also impact aviation safety and the rights of the Native American tribes in the area. I am also skeptical about the cost-savings and job number predictions we have heard from proponents of the project.
“Instead of forging a coalition and building consensus, this administration has created a deep division that will lead to fewer Massachusetts jobs and more expensive court battles. I am proud to stand with Congressman Bill Delahunt and leaders on both sides of the political aisle who share my concerns with this ill-advised plan.”
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