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Another Wind Farm Proposal

I wasn't aware of this one, 14 mile south of Martha's Vineyard:

Feds Clear Path for Huge Wind Farm off Martha’s Vineyard


Federal officials today designated a large swath of ocean about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard where they hope to see a massive wind farm built that could dwarf the size of Cape Wind, the long-stalled wind project planned for Nantucket Sound.

After 2 years of meetings with local and state officials, environmental groups, Native Americans, and others, officials at the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said they are launching an environmental assessment of about 1,300 square miles that could give rise within several years to hundreds of towering wind turbines.


Feds Clear Path for Huge Wind Farm off Martha


Federal officials designate area for wind farm off Martha’s Vineyard; area could someday sprout with hundreds of turbines - Metro Desk - Local news updates from The Boston Globe


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Ohhh....

So That's where the wind come from...they grow it on farms...

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Well, if it takes as long as the Cape Wind project, there's only 10 more years to go.

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Well, if it takes as long as the Cape Wind project, there's only 10 more years to go.
Cape Wind didn't have federal approval until 2010


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This wind farm idea has been proven to be a real waste of taxpayer dollars across the globe. The cost of construction, continual maintenance, lack of storage capability, and unreliable, sometimes destructive weather dooms these efforts from the start. They don't seem to be the answer but keep being touted by environmentalists who refuse to recognize the facts.

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smurphny... never let facts get in the way of a good idea
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Well all of those wind turbines will change the currents in that area. Slowing the currents, causing eddies, and that change will cause a change of the fish in that area.

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Problems with offshore wind farms not worth it | Wind Watch

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The New Jersey fishing industry is part of a proposed wind farm off Atlantic City, so some folks in the fishing industry think it is a good idea;

South Jersey Energy Company Could Be First In Country To Generate Wind Power Off-Shore « CBS Philly

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