Some local residents fought back, and challenged this project in court. Among their many objections, they pointed out the hazard this poses to airplanes accustomed to flying around Nantucket Sound. Years of litigation ensued. Cape Cod is part of Massachusetts, the state that keeps reelecting John Kerry and which sent Ted Kennedy to Washington for more than four decades. This is the last place one might expect to find opposition to the liberal programs of “green energy” such as wind farms. But Massachusetts residents did not want this eyesore located off of their own coast. A beautiful view out over the ocean can be ruined by the spectacle of massive clumps of iron turning in the wind . . . or not turning when there is no wind.
In response to the claim that the wind turbines are a hazard to airplanes, the Federal Aviation Administration, currently under the control of the Obama Administration, insists that this project is safe. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled against the Obama Administration, and in favor of the local residents. Led by Reagan-appointed Judge Williams, this court sent the project back to the drawing the board, telling the Obama Administration to reconsider its analysis of aviation safety considerations. So, for now, the wind farm project is on hold.
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